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Liberty, Age of Enlightenment, Complicated Exhibit #BastilleDay

Detail of Study for Per Pacem et Libertatem, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo
Detail of Study under Per Pacem et Libertatem, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo

Happy #BastilleDay. The goddess symbol of liberty holding aloft a torch from Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo’s “Study under Per Pacem et Libertatem.” Who is the original goddess of Liberty if not Marianne, “a national emblem of the French Republic, an allegory of liberty and reason, and a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty,” always depicted wearing a Phrygian cap.

The thinkers and movers of the Propaganda Movement and the Philippine Revolution, like Dr. Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Andres Bonifacio, and Apolinario Mabini, to name a few, were the intellectual and philosophical heirs of the French Revolution and 18th century Europe’s Age of EnlightenmentYou can view this particular boceto of Hidalgo and the rest of his ouvre at our ongoing exhibit Complicated, on view until 2 August 2014. Please call Tina at 6312417 for more details.

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