Staging Power. Napoleon, Charles John and Alexander
By Magnus Olausson (ed.), Eva-Lena Karlsson (ed.)
The appointment of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte as Swedish Crown Prince, and the international political events of the five subsequent years, dramatically altered the power balance in Europe. Against the backdrop of these historical developments, this book focuses on the visual manifestations of power, including the new role of the sovereign, the symbol-laden rituals, and the dynastic family ties. The exhibition “Staging Power: Napoleon, Charles John, Napoleon” featured many examples of the art of ruling, and ruling by art, as illustrated in objects ranging from coffee cups to magnificent fullength portraits. This book delves deeper into this wide spectrum of topics, in some ten essays by international experts.
Authors: Mikael Alm, Jérémie Benoît, Viktor Faibisovich, Natalja Guseva, Eva-Lena Karlsson, Lars Ljungström, Odile Nouvel-Kammerer, Magnus Olausson, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Alain Pougetoux, Tamara Préaud, Tamara Rappe, Roger de Robelin, Per Sandin, Solfrid Söderlind, Ian Vilensky and Elsebeth Welander-Berggren.
This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition “Staging Power: Napoleon, Charles John, Napoleon”, Nationalmuseum 30 September 2010 – 23 January 2011.