La défense, ou L’appel aux armes

La défense, ou L’appel aux armes (“The Defense, or The Call to Arms”)

In 1879 Rodin took part in a contest to produce a monument commemorating the defense of Paris in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. Instead of a cool and heroic figure, Rodin decided to show a wounded, dying soldier leaning on a protective angel.

The design was rejected, but then successfully revived after WWI. In 1920 it opened as a memorial in the city of Verdun.

18 May 2022

  • Camera: ILCE-7M3
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter: 1/30 s

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