Exhibition guide

The guide to Napoleon and his image

Napoleon, a young Corsican general who became Emperor of France, is one of the most famous historical figures in the world.

His extraordinary life, his sudden rise and fall, as well as the impact of the images associated with him, still contribute to his fame.

As a strategist, Napoleon knew the power of images and, from his first feats of arms, he used the arts to immortalise the memory of glorious and symbolic moments, taking liberties with the historical truth.