La Marseillaise by François Rude

La Marseillaise by François Rude
  

          La Marseillaise is a sculptural group in high relief made ​​by the French sculptor François Rude. Represents French patriots who fought in 1792 in revolution against the absolutist powers of Prussia and Austria. Although it has classical features, the position of the characters and their dramatic poses are reminiscent of Hellenistic Greece. He is an XVIII century sculptor.
You could say it is between neoclassical and romantic, but is usually attributed to the Romantic movement due to such dramatic poses. Romantic sculptor was so dedicated to the human figure as the neoclassical, although they did not just work with marble. The romantic sculpture is distinguished of the neoclassical by the characters expressing violent emotions, and a style characterized by intense and exaggerated movement, often executed with a sketch technique.
  
  
        In conclusion, it is a sculpture that reminds to the Greek Hellenistic sculpture, as the Laocoon, for example. Its drama is totally evident in this representation of the Revolution.
It is located at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

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