• self portrait of the painter - O-Sal
  • Yes. Though historians are still debating about this -- of whether it is the self portrait, as DelaCroix was mum about it.

Miss Liberty at War

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Liberty Leading the People
(La Liberté guidant le peuple)

Oil on Canvas, 260 cm × 325 cm
Eugène Delacroix, 1830

Remember the Statue of Liberty in New York? I first gazed at it a few years back. That statue was a gift from France. I would later learn that the stance of that statue, is largely based from this painting by Eugène Delacroix. The painting shows a woman personifying Liberty, holding a flag on one hand and a bayonet on the other -- leading the people from all walks of life, through bodies of the fallen. This painting personified the French revolution.

Gallery of French Paintings
Louvre Museum
Paris, France

ron-k.., euskadi 69, mang M, SSyyRR, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. xelor (on and off) 69 months ago | reply

    Pwerteng nindota gyud tinuod ani SC!

  2. ali_heero 69 months ago | reply

    love the shot
    beuautiful capture my dear

  3. Mr. FRANTaStiK 69 months ago | reply

    very nice capture of the canvass.

  4. MariePoesie 69 months ago | reply

    Nice painting. Well captured!

  5. Paulo Veiga [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

    Beautiful SHot !!

  6. the-father 69 months ago | reply


    You are my winner!
    Please add this photo to

  7. *hb19 (R.I.P.) 69 months ago | reply

    love the capture and your story...never knew that about the Liberty statue.....

    (you changed your icon...)

  8. Storm Crypt 69 months ago | reply

    hB19, yes, I did change my icon, a tribute to a former president's funeral -- still underway as of this writing. Former President Aquino of the Philippines.

  9. 3DW4RDK 69 months ago | reply

    hmm. reminds me of the cover of the last Coldplay album.

  10. Storm Crypt 69 months ago | reply

    micxs032, ngano... wa ko ka sure. But for sure, that time was the age of the art of romanticism and focusing subjects of the human form.... heheh... ikaw ra gyud ka bantay ana bai da....

  11. sweetkendi-kendi 69 months ago | reply

    wow super kanindot ba ani.

  12. Worldworx 69 months ago | reply

    How interesting! Great capture here, you have caught the dtails so weel, thanks for sharing!

  13. wildflower... 69 months ago | reply

    Indeed,,very interesting:)

  14. HonBless 69 months ago | reply

    great shot!!!!

    ~kaya pala nag away away, eh topless yong babae!!

  15. DR.MARIΟ™ 69 months ago | reply

    CONGRATULATIONS This is an Excellent Photograph!

    Without a Doubt You are a True "GARBONG BISAYA"

  16. ALEXANDRE ~ [*Back*] ~ 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ImagePoetry-ImagePoésie / ADMIN INVITE / +15f, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. **Lili** 68 months ago | reply

    Oooh!! I adore this painting by Delacroix. Made a point to look for it when I was at the Louvre and was so happy when I saw it. :-)

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