or what correct title appears to be: Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix, is a re-occurring theme in my world. It’s an allegorical painting of the 1830 revolution in Paris and although I’m not really sure this is the case, I’ve always associated her with with Pallas Athene (look at her strong jaw line and that distinct Hellenistic profile). So when everything seems lost and all is up for grabs, and you are battle tired, hungry and sleep deprived. When psychological warfare is more important than that of the physical – I turn to my last strongholds. To the world of art, the icons and symbols. To Marianne – the upholder of Liberty & Reason – lead the way.

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