ARTH237 Lecture03

ARTH237 Lecture03 - ARTH225 September3...

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ARTH 225 September 3 Napoleon’s Reconstruction of Medieval Paris Trajan’s Column, Rome, CE 113 o Link between Napoleon and ancient empires o 4 years to complete o Only monument completed during life of Napoleon o Arc de Triomphe, 1806 – Entry into Paris as empire Spoke distinctive to the  Example of N looking to Roman Empire Arc of Titus, 81 CE Roman arcs crowned by groups of victorious figures Relief on interior of arc spoke of pride Resonance with ancient empire: “You shall go home under the arc of triomphe” View from Arc of Triomphe leads directly to second arc o Arc de Triomphe du Corrousel Ceremonial of military conquest just as Roman arcs 8 marble columns each with representations of soldiers from the army Relief sculpture – dedicated to Roman victories o Both arcs Linearity of the project
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  • Spring '09
  • Betzer
  • Place des Vosges, Triomphe du Corrousel, mobility e.g. Napoleon, Roman arcs, Transformed medieval Paris

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