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Vivant Denon, Napoleon's Eye

Director(s): Jean-Christophe Ballot

Scientific advisor(s): Pierre Rosenberg

The writer, diplomat, and archaeologist Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon, known as Vivant Denon (1747–1825), was responsible for commissioning works of art under Napoleon I, who also appointed him Director of the Musée Napoléon—a prestigious but ephemeral establishment that housed Europe's most beautiful collections. This film—which takes us to Milan, Rome, Berlin, and of course to the Louvre, the modern-day descendant of the Musée Napoléon—was made to coincide with the exhibition entitled "Dominique-Vivant Denon, Napoleon's Eye" that ran from October 23, 1999 to January 17, 2000, and was curated by Pierre Rosenberg.

Genre

Documentary

Copyright

1999

Length

52 minutes

Producer(s)

Cyril de Fouquières, Artefilm ; Pierre Coural, Musée du Louvre

Co-producer(s)

Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris Première