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Posted on 04/02/2011 11:23:15 AM PDT by mandaladon
Various busts of Marianne, the traditional female embodiment of the French Republic in a Phrygian cap, at a moulding studion. The mayor of a town in France has thrown a Marianne statue out of his town hall because its breasts were too big, his aides said on Friday.
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LILLE, France (AFP) - The mayor of a town in France has thrown a patriotic female statue out of his town hall because its breasts were too big, his aides said on Friday.
The terracotta bust of Marianne -- the traditional female embodiment of the French Republic in a Phrygian cap -- was an original work by a local artist, installed in 2007 at the town hall in Neuville-en-Ferrain, population 10,000.
"It was making people gossip," said one town hall employee who asked not to be named. "Remarks were made, during weddings for example."
Mayor Gerard Cordon persuaded councillors to approve 900 euros (1,280 dollars) in this year's budget to buy a replacement, a more conventional bust of Marianne modelled on the statuesque French model Laetitia Casta.
The artist who made the rejected bust, Catherine Lamacque, said she gave it outsized breasts deliberately, "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic."
The town hall bought her terracotta statue in 2007 for 1,400 euros.
"The mayor has had it under his nose for several years. He chose it from among other designs even before I baked it," she told AFP.
"His decision is absurd. I only hope he will not have it destroyed."
Another town hall official who asked not to be named said he regretted the bust's removal, which was done "not by a joint decision but by the mayor alone." "It was a unique work," he said. "After all, Marianne is a symbol of motherhood."
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I say, ship them to me.
I’d appreciate some symbols of generosity in my back yard.
Great post to keep our droolers occupied. Thanks. /s
The article wasn’t clear, but I don’t think any of those are the statue in question. I think they’re just illustrations of the statue type.
For Pete’s sake, Hillary, put the pants suit back on!
These godless people have to glorify and emphasize the sexual elements of the body instead of the intellectual qualities because it is the only important thing to them.....earthly pursuits. There is nothing beyond this “utopia” on mother earth so they think that sex is the only important thing in life—although reduced to a commodity that is meaningless and devoid of reproduction and a suckling infant. LOL. They are pathetic.
As Ayn Rand said....”there is such a dedication to the destruction of values” particularly in the arts and in the institutions of government. Got to make people slaves to their passions, so they can be corralled and mastered.
This reducing and demeaning the soul of man to the sum of their sexual anatomy to titillate the animal instincts continues. Lenin is smiling.
Oh for crying out loud. Isn’t it the French that eat cheese made from breast milk?
Those are ample and well placed breasts, but they are not large.
Must not have been that upset with them.
Thanks for not showing the lower half of that statue of Hillary.
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