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La liberté guidant le peuple


48.8658° N, 2.3778° E

March 1, 2016


"Liberty Leading the People"
Spray can
2016
2.80m. x 7.80m.
The wall. Oberkampf, Green Square, Paris

It is an ode to Paris and its freedom of thought delivered by MrDheo, the 204th artist to intervene on the M.U.R. (Modulable Urbain Réactif) on rue Oberkampf, a real institution of Parisian street art, created by artists Jean Faucheur and Thom Thom, offering since 2007 a “legal” space for expression to urban artists. Emerging from a blue mass where we can make out the ghostly silhouettes of the other protagonists in the painting, the figure of Liberty is displayed.

The urban artist completes the approach of Delacroix, familiar with the off-screen, by zooming in on this allegorical figure which he enlarges to make it monumental. In the context of the terrorist attacks, which occurred a few months earlier nearby, this Liberty, crossed by the inscription in cursive letters "Paris", is a tribute to the victims, suggested in the background.

If, here and there, colors and stains take on more dramatic, almost bloodthirsty accents, the message is meant to be pacifying. The tricolor flag waved by La Liberté, made up of roses, sends a message of love and peace to the public. Around this figure "embodied" by flesh tones, the palette is reduced to the three patriotic colors of the French flag, which the artist declines even in his blaze. The red does not hold any more there whereas a minor place…

"Liberty Leading the People"
Spray can
2016
2.80m. x 7.80m.
The wall. Oberkampf, Green Square, Paris

It is an ode to Paris and its freedom of thought delivered by MrDheo, the 204th artist to intervene on the M.U.R. (Modulable Urbain Réactif) on rue Oberkampf, a real institution of Parisian street art, created by artists Jean Faucheur and Thom Thom, offering since 2007 a “legal” space for expression to urban artists. Emerging from a blue mass where we can make out the ghostly silhouettes of the other protagonists in the painting, the figure of Liberty is displayed.

The urban artist completes the approach of Delacroix, familiar with the off-screen, by zooming in on this allegorical figure which he enlarges to make it monumental. In the context of the terrorist attacks, which occurred a few months earlier nearby, this Liberty, crossed by the inscription in cursive letters "Paris", is a tribute to the victims, suggested in the background.

If, here and there, colors and stains take on more dramatic, almost bloodthirsty accents, the message is meant to be pacifying. The tricolor flag waved by La Liberté, made up of roses, sends a message of love and peace to the public. Around this figure "embodied" by flesh tones, the palette is reduced to the three patriotic colors of the French flag, which the artist declines even in his blaze. The red does not hold any more there whereas a minor place…

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