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How does Jacques-Louis David portray Napoleon in the painting Napoleon Crossing the Alps? Why do you think Napoleon wanted artists to produce portraits like this one?

A: David portrays Napoleon as being calm and mounted on a fiery steed. I think Napoleon wanted artists to produce portraits like this one because the painting was a representation of his character rather than his physical appearance.

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  1. Yes. Napoleon appears calm and courageous in the midst of apparent danger

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  2. Examine the portrait on
    page 598. How does David portray
    Napoleon, and why do you think Napoleon
    wanted artists to produce paintings like
    this one?

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  3. Was Napoleon an
    enlightened ruler or a tyrant? Write a paper
    supporting your view. Be sure to include
    pertinent information about Napoleon’s
    Civil Code.

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