Eugène Delacroix: Liberty Leading the People (1830)
(Louvre, Paris, France)
A very famous and powerfull painting by Delacroix. This painting commemorates the July Revolution (29-29 July 1830) in France which saw the overthrow of King Charles X and the ascent of Louis Philippe I of king of France. The central figure on the painting is a woman holding the flag of France. This woman personifies the concept and the goddess of Liberty but also 'Marianne' - the national symbol of France - she leads the people forward over the bodies of the fallen. Painting from 1830.