Statue de Georges Pompidou, Paris

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  • I will say that it is not pretty to see because there is no name, nor an explanatory sign, to explain this statue. This one is on grass and there are no flower beds. In short, it is not highlighted. On the other hand, it is a statue that is frozen and regrets that the character is not in motion.
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  • It is as part of a large public commission of works of art in tribute to the great men launched in 1983 by the government of François Mitterand that this bronze statue patinated by the 19th President of the French Republic, Georges Pompidou (1911-1974; 1969-1974) was carried out (1984; 10 years after his death) by the French sculptor Louis Derbré (1925-2011), the choice of the wife of the former president, Mrs. Claude Pompidou. Combining the tradition of the monument and the innovation of contemporary art, this monumental statue of Pompidou may seem at first geometric and monolithic ("menhir in three-piece suit" it is said) but the artist's goal was to bring out the calm and determination of the politician. Without a base, far from the smugglers (usually), lost in the middle of a flowerbed of greenery and flowers, Georges Pompidou seems, like "the happy king" of Félix Leclerc, to have escaped from his harsh reality "... his heart is light, he goes into the meadows, alone on foot ... and the earth is lighter."
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