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Republic ... A well planted

The Republic Square ... center, this huge statue -brothers-Morice is the place of rendezvous and social union, towards which converge the parades and demonstrations ... when it is not their gathering place!
In the axis of the Rue du Temple, she raises her right arm toward the center of Paris ...
The bronze statue, this Republic is robust a woman, busty, proud, fighting ... of 9.50m high, powerful, static, it is the attributes that reinforces this image: a toga to the antique, a harness; cap Phrygian or "liberty cap", the olive branch in her outstretched right hand, symbol of peace, reconciliation, his left hand resting on the Tablets of the Law, Declaration of "human rights" and the citizen .

It is planted on a base, a base of 15.50 meters.
Three female figures to embody the values of republic,
Liberty holding broken chains and brandishing a torch,

Equality with the tricolor and a square level,

Brotherhood and surrounded by agricultural attributes (prosperity) and children reading (education).

This memorial statue is probably not a work of art in the modern taste, it is nevertheless a masterpiece symbolic a monument allegories and evidence, witness of his time, in this sense, a work of interest .
The monarchy was stamped on coins the effigy of the reigning king. The fall of the monarchy in 1792 this masculine identity hunting. No sooner met, the Convention inspired by Father Gregory, orders, September 22, 1792, that "the seal of the State and will be changed to type France under the guise of a woman dressed in ancient standing, holding in his right hand a spear surmounted by the Phrygian cap or cap of liberty, the left resting on a pile of arms. "

How different from that of the Place de la Nation, "The Triumph of the Republic" by Jules Dalou any grace, flesh and movement.
Make no mistake, the Republicans symbols are also featured prominently, check if you want!
few years between them, 1899 "The triumph of the Republic", 1883, for "the Republic".
But Dalou ... You'll understand that I have a particular liking for his work!

The Expo, held in Paris in 1878 , and installed on the Champ de Mars between May 1 and June 30, is the first opportunity for the new republic to show the rest of Europe that France has raised the disaster of Sedan, causing the end of empire and the birth of the Third Republic .
For this, she intends to celebrate the advent of the Republic by the erection of a visible symbol on public space ...
The City, by "a real coup institutional " takes the initiative, from April 11, 1878, to establish, alone, does not relying on a commission State officials contest. Within the council, Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc, entered politics in 1874, is an active member and supports the principle of municipal autonomy, he led most of the discussions, particularly on the attributes of the future statue.
The competition program stipulates that the Republic will be represented standing, with a Phrygian cap and will be installed on one of the major squares in Paris, not only is information about the location, referred to further discussion : "idealize the figure while keeping all real qualities it requires, dignity, size, softness and firmness, noble and popular all at once proud and peaceful expression at the same time "
In February 1879, the election of Jules Grevy President of the Republic completed the process of conquest of power by the Republicans.

After many heated debates,
(* the Star, which "would indicate as well that the emperors and kings can not spend?
the * Tuileries ?
* Concord "become the geographical center of Paris" as the Rond-Point des Champs-Elysees?
* Place du Carrousel?
* the platform of the Pont-Neuf or
* Hotel de Ville in the axis of Victoria Avenue?)
March 11, 1879, the majority of advisers stands behind the opinion of Viollet-le-Duc, the latter claiming that " there is no place that wins on the Place du Chateau d'Eau at a rate of its central location in a working population, so devoted to republican institutions . "The future of the site is linked to that of the statue, as we know!
Léopold Morice (sculpture) (1846-1919) and his brother Charles (Pedestal) (1848 -1908) won the competition launched in 1880 .
Draft Jules Dalou, former Communard recently pardoned, is not chosen for the establishment of the republic but will be installed instead of the Nation!
The statue is hoisted on a pedestal 27 June 1883, the monument was inaugurated July 14, 1883.

It covers twelve scenes of revolutions completed (Léopold Morice). Y are ignored toughest events such the Paris Commune of 1871 ,

the Second Republic and Parisian riots of June 1848 , and the revolutionary government and the public hello Terror ..
I let you identify them ... not so easy, is not it? however, you find the answers, at the very end of the article.

A bronze lion (the people) (Léopold Morice, founder Thiébaut brothers) stands before the ballot box representative universal suffrage.

Another sculpture, opened the same year, 1883, already seen on this blog ...
In 1878, the General Council of the Seine Department organizes a competition for a monument dedicated to the defense of Paris in 1870 . Big names involved in the competition: Auguste Rodin, Gustave Dore ... The project's academic Louis-Ernest Barrias is unanimously to the jury. Representing the City of Paris, a young boy and a girl keeps moving, this work was placed in the inner city to which it gave its name, Defense course!
More commemorative these two "sisters" different look at the Republican ... well ... something in common between these three monuments, right? The mark of a period, perhaps ...

revolutions accomplished:
- Tennis Court Oath (June 20, 1789)
- Bastille Day (July 14, 1789)
- Abolition of feudalism and privileges (August 4, 1789)
- National Day of the Federation (July 14, 1790)
- 13 Prairial Year 2 (May 16, 1794)
- The "Three Glorious Days" (July 19, 1830)
- Assembly proclaims "The Nation in Endangered (July 11, 1792)
- Victory at Valmy (Sept. 20, 1792)
- First meeting of the Convention and abolish the monarchy (September 21, 1792)
- Proclamation of the Abolition of Slavery (March 4, 1848 )
- Proclamation of the Republic (September 4, 1870)


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