Jacques Louis David painted this depiction of Napoleon Bonaparte in such a way that allowed him to capture near perfect examples of movement, color, and texture with tremendous dedication to realism. In this painting, Bonaparte is depicted on his horse, which is standing on its two hind legs. His right hand is raised in the typical "Charge!" fashion, and a bright red cloak, or long piece of fabric wraps around his body and flows into the background of the painting, providing a sort of natural background for his horse's head. There are quite a few ways in which Bonaparte's power is depicted in this painting including the use of the colors red and gold, and Napoleon's physical position of riding a white horse with his right hand raised. One of the most striking features of the entire piece though, is the intensely determined look in Napoleon's eyes. It is strongly recommended that the viewer zoom in on Bonaparte's face as closely as possible. His eyes are hauntingly strong, and are a great representation of both his power and his drive for success.