Visual History of the World

(CONTENTS)
 

 


HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION & CULTURE

From Prehistoric to Romanesque  Art
Gothic Art
Renaissance  Art
Baroque and Rococo Art
The Art of Asia
Neoclassicism, Romanticism  Art
Art Styles in 19th century
Art of the 20th century
Artists that Changed the World
Design and Posters
Photography
Classical Music
Literature and Philosophy

Visual History of the World
Prehistory
First Empires
The Ancient World
The Middle Ages
The Early Modern Period
The Modern Era
The World Wars and Interwar Period
The Contemporary World

Dictionary of Art and Artists

 

 


The Modern Era

1789 - 1914


In Europe, the revolutionary transformation of the ruling systems and state structures began with a bang: In 1789 the French Revolution broke out in Paris, and its motto "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite"—Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood—took on an irrepressible force. A fundamental reorganization of society followed the French Revolution. The ideas behind the revolution were manifest in Napoleon's Code Civil, which he imposed on many European nations. The 19th century also experienced a transformation of society from another source: The Industrial Revolution established within society a poorer working class that stood in opposition to the merchant and trading middle class. The nascent United States was shaken by an embittered civil war. The economic growth that set in following that war was accompanied by the development of imperialist endeavors and its rise to the status of a Great Power.

 





Liberty Leading the People,
allegory of the 1830 July revolution that deposed the French monarchy,
with Marianne as the personification of liberty,
contemporary painting by Eugene Delacroix.

 

see also:

Between Two Revolutions

(From David to Delacroix)

 

 


Napoleonic Domination
 


1792 - 1814
 

 



Napoléon Bonaparte in Art
 

 


Jean-Antoine Gros

 


Bonaparte on the Bridge at Arcole

 

 


Napoleon Bonaparte Visiting the Plague-stricken at Jaffa

1799
 

 


The Battle of Abukir

1806
 

 


Kapitulation von Madrid
 

 


First Consul Bonaparte
1802

 

 


Napoleon Bonaparte on the Battlefield of Eylau, 1807
1808
 

 


Francois Gerard

 


Portrait of Napoleon


 

 


Napoléon at the Battle of Austerlitz


 

 


Napoleon Ier en costume du Sacre


 

 


Napoleon Ier en uniforme de colonel des grenadiers a pied de la Garde
1812
 

 

 


Andrea Appiani

 


The Apotheosis of Napoleon I
Throne room of the Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1808


 

 


Napoleon As King of Italy


 

 


Portrait of Napoleon I Bonaparte as King of Italy.
1805 


 

 


Allegory on the Peace of Pressburg
1808


 

 


General Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

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