Marianne

Marianne is a national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason. She represents the state and values of France, differently from another French cultural symbol, the "Coq Gaulois" ("Gallic rooster") which represents France as a nation and its history, land, culture, and variety of sport disciplines in their combative forms. Marianne is displayed in many places in France and holds a place of honour in town halls and law courts. She symbolises the "Triumph of the Republic", a bronze sculpture overlooking the Place de la Nation in Paris. Her profile stands out on the official seal of the country, is engraved on French euro coins and appears on French postage stamps; it also was featured on the former franc currency. Marianne is one of the most prominent symbols of the French Republic. The origins of Marianne, depicted by artist Honoré Daumier, in 1848, as a mother nursing two children, Romulus and Remus, or by sculptor François Rude, during the July Monarchy, as an angry warrior voicing the Marseillaise on the Arc de Triomphe, are uncertain. In any case, she has become a symbol in France: considered as a personification of the Republic, she was often used on republican iconography – and heavily caricatured and reviled by those against the republic. Although both are common emblems of France, neither Marianne nor the rooster enjoys official status: the flag of France, as named and described in Article 2 of the French constitution, is the only official emblem.

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Marianne - Gallery
... de la Nation, Paris, by Aimé-Jules Dalou, 1899 Marianne as a fighter, in honour to the defenders of the city of Dijon during the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, by Paul ... du 30 Octobre, Dijon An unflattering view of Marianne in a 1904 German cartoon commenting on the Entente cordiale John Bull stalking off with Marianne, depicted as a harlot (in ...
Sprucin' Up - Plot
... Elliot), the gang goes out of their way to impress the man's cute daughter Marianne (Marianne Edwards), even unto making such sacrifices as taking baths, combing hair, shining shoes, and ... Both Spanky and Alfalfa pay a social call on Marianne, and before long, the two lifelong pals have become romantic rivals ...
Sprucin' Up - Cast
... George McFarland - Spanky Carl Switzer - Alfalfa Marianne Edwards - Marianne Scotty Beckett - Scotty Billie Thomas - Buckwheat Jerry Tucker - Percy Alvin ... Jones, Marianne's father ...
Like Two Drops Of Water - Cast
... Lex Schoorel as Ducker / Dorbeck Nan Los as Marianne Van Doude as Inspector Wierdeman Guus Verstraete as Ebernuss Ko Arnoldi as Doctor Andrea Domburg as Marianne (voice) Jos Gevers as Uncle ...
Marianne Riddervold
... Marianne Riddervold (born March 5, 1980) is a Norwegian orienteering competitor ... at the 2005 World Orienteering Championships in Aichi, together with Marianne Andersen and Anne Margrethe Hausken ...