Imagination Rules The World

Imagination Rules The World

Elisa's power, in this diptych, was inspired by Napoleonic symbolism to pave the way for female emancipation. Louis Braille’s dot in relief writing, known as "night writing" was designed to save the lives of Napoleon‘s soldiers.
Elisa instituted exemption from compulsory conscription and the people of Lucca have kept a long memory and gratitude for her gesture.

Allegorical drawings and the two letters - Napoleon's ‘N’ and the Empire's ’I’, embroidered within the laurel leaves - characterize the tapestries of the time.


09 August 2023


French Velvet