Skip to comments.French mayor upset about statue's breasts
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.
I always wanted a Buick like that with the side ports actually hooked up to the exhaust..
No reason for the government to be paying for any kind of art. period.
Perhaps he’d prefer a penis on the statue.
“French mayor upset about statue’s breasts”
I understand the French don’t like ‘em big...so I can see this.
The face looks like Hilary Clinton...and if that’s the case, those would be country hams hanging off her, not breasts.
I’ve always thought that statue of Hillary looks like Jimmah Carter wearing a bra.
It’s just more feminist self-hatred. Empowering women by turning them into men!
Something wrong with this story. Is the man really French?
Vie La Tetons.
Is that Hillary statue currently in the Oval Office?
I don’t think that’s the statue.
It mentions in the article that it is terracotta.
Actually, the "Progressive" mindset prevalent in the Western World today is extremely taken with their "intellectual qualities".
Just look at how their most over used hate rant against President Bush was their claim of his "stupidity", and how the most often cited quality of Obama is his "intelligence"--though there is scant support for such a claim other than his considerable ability to manipulate the willing.
They rate their own intelligence and that of anyone who agrees with them on par with the greatest minds in history.
Yet they have, as you point out, an arrested adolescence which is so glaring that their oblivious ignorance of it is laughable to those not under the spell of the Liberal disease.
This is but one of the contradictions of logic to be found in every one of the doctrines of their faith to which they demand strict allegiance, else you be branded a stupid hater.
Here's one from long ago using Brigitte Bardot as the model
“Perhaps hed prefer a penis on the statue.”
That’s a statue of Marianne, not the HillaBeast.
Here in Michigan we call them cold weather indicators......
Very well put!
Ayn Rand would have said the” Progressive” mindset is irrational, though, and bereft of intellectual qualities, although they look down their noses at anyone who believes in Objective Truth and reason.
LOL....arrested adolescence....such a great description of all these people who try to sexualize children and “liberate sex” as if licentiousness was the same as freedom. To kill the human element —the soul— and pretend all we are are “trousered apes” with instincts that have to be acted on with no restraint. They are so narcissistic and vain, it is breathtaking.
This reducing all to sexual acts is the result of bitter, loveless, empty lives trying to avoid their imminent death. They worship themselves with years of plastic surgery, teen dress, and other deceptions to make it seem like their little “utopia” of dysfunction will never end in death. I have to laugh when I observe the pathetic efforts of these useless idiots who waste their lives with meaningless activities to fill up the void that can never be filled......that in the end causes ugliness, depression and loneliness. Their life is a pathetic waste of time.
The artist who made the rejected bust, Catherine Lamacque, said she gave it outsized breasts deliberately, "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic."Hell yeah!
Here's one from long ago using Brigitte Bardot as the model
Makes sense now. The one of Bardot looks like a woman. The one the mayor removed looks like the one of Hillary posted at #9 by maggief: a glaring man-demon with lumps on it's chest.
Hmmm... seems the Mayor is indicating a sea-change.
They look OK to me!
The artist who made the rejected bust, Catherine Lamacque, said she gave it outsized breasts deliberately, "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic."How do what are obviously fake boobs "symbolise the generosity of the Republic"? Does the French Government provide Breast enhancement surgery?
Me too. It’s the action ‘’down below’’ that matters.
Dawn Wells, YOWRRRRR!!!!
Let really scare him...