Liberty Leading the People (5/9)

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Created by French artist Eugène Delacroix, this painting looks like it’s fresh out of the French Revolution. However, Delacroix actually painted it a few decades later in 1830. The summer of this year was wrought with unrest for the government created in the wake of the Revolution. “Liberty” is at the forefront of the painting, hoisting a symbolic French flag. She is surrounded by well-dressed and what appear to be working class countrymen alike, showing that the movement was not limited to one social group. (Image courtesy of WikiImages via pixabay)

Written by Megan Pontin

Enthusiastic word-collector, avid pancake-consumer, and experienced hammock-lounger. Student at Cornell University.

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