Q. 9

Who were Marianne

Answer :

During the nineteenth century, symbolic personifications were used by artists to invite people’s attention. Marianne was the female personality which the French artists of the nineteenth century used to represent the French nation. Germania was the female personification of the German nation.

1. Marianne was the symbol of Liberty and the Republic.


2. The red cap, the tricolor, the cockade, etc., were all drawn from the Liberty and the Republic.


3. The images of Marianne were also embarked on coins and stamps.


4. The statues of Marianne were sculpted and erected in public places to represent national unity.


5. Germania was made as the symbol of Germany by the artist Philip Veit.


6. She wore a crown of oak leaves.


7. She was portrayed as a female standing on a background of beams of light scattering through the tricolor flag.


Thus, females appeared in paintings from 1789.


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