A fun and exciting way to talk about contemporary art! This worksheet is to allow students to closely look at and respond to the painting Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps by Kehinde Wiley. Discuss the similarities and differences between Wiley's painting and Jacques-Louis David’s 1801 equestrian portrait, Napoleon Crossing the Alps. This activity will prepare your students for a fruitful discussion about contemporary portraiture.
Kehinde Wiley, Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps, 2005, oil paint on canvas, 274.3 x 274.3 cm (108 x 108 in) (Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York) © Kehinde Wiley