Monday, September 22, 2008

Napoleon I - Self portrait series

A study of illusion and reality, parody and humour

I have never encountered such an overwhelming presence of pomp as with this portrait. The emotions which captivated me lingered for sometime as I was paralyzed at a man who had the world literally. It felt as if I was a conquerer, supreme, untouchable and it spoke of an individual who overcame his inadequacy by a tyrant hand, yet under this skin, his heart was as pure as gold.

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