Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman, providing details for a prospective comic book on Napoleon Bonaparte.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman provides details for a prospective comic book on Napoleon Bonaparte. Never completed, the book was set to illustrate the general’s entry into Venice. Thus, it would address two of Neiman’s foremost interests: Venice and Napoleon. Although there is much documentation left by the artist about these subjects, there is very little writing concerning the nature of this interest. That said, this record is of special value, not because it discloses this unknown, but because the note does not address the expected subjects of power and military conquest one might associate with the topics of Venice and Napoleon. Instead, the note reveals Neiman's fascination with the setting's material culture of the scene, i.e. luxury furnishing.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2228

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Tapestries
18th c.
3 seat Divan
Venetian manufactured
[…]
comic book spread.
Napoleon views Regatta from Palazzo Balbi
Napoleon enters Venice
“ worships at San Marco Cathedral
“ is sculpted by Canova
“ admires painting by Maria Carrar
“ supervises demolition of church
“ Removes horses for S. Marco
“ Loots art
“ Supervises raising of Austrian flag.
The Portago de mezzo is the wide corridor that usually connects the canal and land entrances on ground floor of Ven. Palaces and tis repeated on the upper floors as a vestibule for the rooms opening on it.
18th century
“PORTEGO” DIVAN
graceful
Bronze Portago chandelier
[…]

Original Format

Marker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2228.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed October 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/204.