Monday, 14 February 2011

Historically Inspiring No1 Napoleon, Near Moscow

There are countless Historical paintings and pictures online, that have, and do inspire me to get the painting brush out. Sometimes they have inspired me to spend my hard earned dosh on a completly new periods as I'm sure they have with some of you reading this now. So I thought I'd post a few of these pictures.
The first in the new series is "Napoleon, Near Moscow, waiting for a Boyer deputation by Vasili Vereshchagin.
I love the mood of this painting, the fog of battle, Napoleon, standing hands behind his back,  waiting alone while his army celebrate. I'm not sure if Napoleon looks as if  the weight of the world is on his still on his shoulders or a weight has just been lifted.

Napoleon, Near Moscow, waiting for a Boyer deputation
by Vasili Vereshchagin


  1. Beautiful picture of a man who wanted the world and some say nearly got it.

  2. I think I can see some spirits in the clouds.

  3. Really atmospheric painting.


  4. was that fog around him or the smoke from his beloved artillery?

  5. nice that he's facing away yet even without the title we can guess who the main figure is!

    Lazarus Lupin
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