Ridley Scott Recreated Jacques-Louis David’s ‘Coronation of Napoleon.’ Here Are 3 Things You May Not Know About the Monumental Work
In the film, David can be seen sketching the moment Napoleon crowns himself, and then the Empress Joséphine.
In a case of movies imitating art, and art imitating life (or some jumble along those lines), Jacques-Louis David’s monumental history painting depicting the moment Napoleon Bonaparte was publicly crowned and consecrated emperor of France, appears to have served as key source material to the makers of the blockbuster film Napoleon, which premiered in theaters worldwide last week.

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