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Napoleon? Encore !, contemporary art and pitched battle at the Invalides


The press discovered this Friday, Memento Marengo, the work of Pascal Convert which horrifies the Napoleonic circles. It occupies the heart of an artistic journey desired and defended by the Musée de l'Armée. Preview visit.

Sun ... of Austerlitz, on the Invalides, on this Friday morning, May 7, for


long-awaited press visit


Again !.

With, like the noise of cannons, a very lively controversy that eight days of stands and counter-stands hardly appeased.

We are indeed in France, nation of diatribes and quarrels of ideas!

The “contemporary art route” at the Musée de l'Armée, which is to be held until January 30, 2022, has already crystallized around a work: the

Memento Marengo

suspended by the artist Pascal Convert above the tomb of the Emperor,

"like a memento mori which would question the notion of sacredness, eternity and humanity".

To discover

  • Discover our file on Napoleon's bicentenary

To read also: Pascal Convert and Napoleon's horse: "I work on the sacred, not on the sacrilege"

The installation set fire to the powder even before being seen, through an awkward photomontage that circulated on social networks and made us cry sacrilege.

It had been tested last week, then removed to leave the place untouched by any contemporary intervention for the bicentennial ceremony of

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Source: lefigaro

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