Check this out, this is one of my favorite paintings of all time, Napoleon’s Hats by Karl Steuben. So at first this seems like an ordinary painting of Napoleon’s famous bicorne from different angles, right? Wrong.This painting tells Napoleon’s entire life story through his hat. Each hat symbolizes a different period of his life. The first is the 13th Vendémiaire, the second is the Consulate, the third is his empire, the fourth is the Battle of Austerlitz, the fifth is the Battle of Wagram, the sixth is the burning of Moscow, the seventh is the Battle of Waterloo, and, finally, the eighth is his exile on St. Helena.