Napoleon I was exiled to the island of St. Helena and that is where he died in 1821. In 1840, his remains were returned to Paris and buried in Les Invalides. These gigantic statues surround and guard his tomb.
Georges de la Tour (1593-1659)
“Mary Magdalene with a night light” (1630-1635)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Tenebrism, from the Italian word “tenebroso,” meaning murky, is a style of painting using very pronounced chiaroscuro, where there are violent contrasts of light and dark, and where darkness becomes a dominating feature of the image. The technique was developed to add drama to an image through a spotlight effect, and was popular during the Baroque period.