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Workshop Camille Mathieu



von 14:00 bis 15:30




Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Vortragssaal Raum 242, II. OG, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10, 80333 München

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Sculptures and Soldiers: Art and Circulation in Napoleonic Europe

In the Treaty of Tolentino of 1797, Napoleon, Commander in Chief of the Revolutionary Directory’s Grand Armée d’Italie famously requisitioned 100 works of art from the Papal collections in Rome.  Most studies of Napoleon’s artistic spoliation of Europe rely on the particularity of this provision, but fail to mention the other things asked for in this treaty—money and land—and, in later treaties, soldiers. The continual spoliation of Europe by the Revolutionary, then Napoleonic government from 1797 to 1814 mobilized many resources of the states at its ever-changing periphery, of which art was just one.  This workshop looks at the Antique sculptures taken from Rome to Paris as trophies of war among other indemnities, framing their seizure in terms of the post-colonial terms of center and periphery.