Liberty Leading The People, Or Is That Evita I See In Darling!

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Darling.  – A strong image in French history is Liberty Leading the People (French: La Liberté guidant le peuple), a painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830 which toppled Charles X.

A woman personifying Liberty leads the people forward over the bodies of the fallen, holding the tricolore flag in one hand and a bayonetted musket in the other. Classical. Strong.

Although the modern South African version which portrays Evita leading the people is what I prefer.

As she steps over Thabo Mbek iwith bottle in hand and an armed Zuma, let alone all the other recognisable characters – fabulous! This is one of the ‘tongue in cheek(y)’ collection on show at Evita Se Perron in Darling.

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