My absolute favourite painting is “The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Joséphine on December 2, 1804”. I was so enthralled that I sat down in front of the painting and simply stared. Going through each facial expression that is captured in such lifelike details. I wondered how David was able to commit the scene in his memory and captured them in such fine details.
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I also particularly like this painting. The grace, the look of motherly devotion, the tint of smile and bashfulness seems to be perfectly illustrated.