TEXTURE & PATTERN IN NAPOLEON'S WARS - WALTER O. MEDINA

In my gallery I'll show different hand-coloured paintings. In those paintings you can see what was happening at that time with Napoleon. My gallery is as a room of a museum about the reign of Napoleon, battles and the events that occurred in the early 18th century. I want you move to that period through the different paintings. Enjoy it!

This image was the most famous during the great war of Britain with France; the people who appear in the painting are Pitt and Napoleon. In this painting you can see that Napoleon and Pitt are fighting to carve up the world. The formal element that has great impact on this painting is its texture; this is a hard texture. This texture has great impact in the paint because represents the war, if the author had used a soft texture does not represent war but peace.
This image was painted after the Allied invasion of France and Napoleon. In the picture you see a great soldier of George Cruikshank with snuffers cutting Napoleon hat; this represents the Napoleon downfall. As in the previous painting we can see that this painting has a solid texture. This texture represents the defeat of Napoleon. A principle of design that we can see in this painting is pattern. The painting is painted in large and within it you can see into a small box very similar but with another scene.
This image was painted after Napoleon's defeat against George Cruikshank. In reality Napoleon was treated with dignity and kept his title of emperor. In this painting we can see that Napoleon influenced to take out George Cruikshank of Paris, that he did it as revenge for his earlier defeat. The texture of this painting is rough. This texture represents several things such as pain, joy and revenge. 18th century painters used different types of textures to convey the feeling of the paintings.
In this painting we see Napoleon in a ship announcing a war. We can see that he came with many men because on the boat you can see a big crowd. We can also appreciate that the war was with the French because in the distance we can see two French-faced pain. The texture and color of this painting is soft. This represents the feeling of satisfaction. We can see in this picture that Napoleon and his men were winning the war and were very pleased.
This image was painted while Paris was at its worst war. In the painting we see Napoleon with four men, the devil and death. Napoleon and men’s show their rough faces as a symbol of war, and the devil and death show their happy faces with so much pain. The texture of this painting is rough but at the same time hard, that represents pain but also represents war.
In this painting we see a person who is not very happy with something that is happening. This person is called Samuel Whitbread and is against war and Napoleon. He created a motion to create a war and destroy Napoleon but this motion was rejected. The texture of this painting is smooth, which represents anger.
In this painting we can see different scenes. For example war, sacrifice, pain and work. On the right we see Napoleon at war, to the left we see an emperor sitting quietly, in the middle we can see a bull that will be sacrificed, and in the back we can see people working. The purpose of this painting is let us known how they lived at that time. The formal element that stands out in this painting is color. In each scene different types of colors is used in order to differentiate each scene. The texture of this painting is to regulate what represents that we pay careful attention to painting.
In this painting we see two men trying to choke a man inside a garbage can. These men were Wellington and Blucher, and the man inside the garbage can was Napoleon. At that time most of the French wanted to destroy Napoleon because they realized that he caused all wars. In this picture we can see that the background is white and the purpose of that is to focus on what is painted. The paint texture is smooth, which represents fear. This painting also has a pattern of lines down in the garbage can, that in order to facilitate the work of the painter while painting the picture.
This image was painted during the Second Peace of Paris. On the right is the king up with his family to the throne, above we can see two angels representing peace and below we can see the guns on the floor and raised the flags as signs that the war ended. The texture of this painting is soft, which represents peace. This painting has a repeating pattern, creating a spotted pattern. The painter repeats the flags and guns but both don't have difference.
This picture was painted for the beginning of the end of the Napoleonic wars. After this painting began Wars of Waterloo. In this picture we can see that the French were already accustomed to such wars and were very angry. George Cruikshank sent Napoleon's carriage at Waterloo where Prince William Bullock sold it. After of that Marie Tussaud bought the carriage and this was lost in a fire in 1925. The texture and color of this painting are strong. This texture and colors represent the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the beginning of another new style. After of that the style of the paintings did not return to be the same, it was a little harder and textures were not used to convey feelings or emotions.
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