Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Female Faces of Africa

The female figure has always been used in the artistic portrayal of the continents.

Here are a few images of allegories of Africa that I have seen during my years in Paris (captions indicate locations).

Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal
1, rue de Sully
75004 Paris
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L'Afrique (head only)
Musée d'Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris
© Discover Paris!

U. S. Ambassador's Residence
41, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris
© Discover Paris!

Les Quatres Parties du Monde
Jardin des grands explorateurs Marco Polo et Cavelier-de-la-Salle
avenue de l’Observatoire
75006 Paris
© Discover Paris!

Société Générale
6, rue de Sèvres
75006 Paris
© Discover Paris!

Cité Nationale de l'Histoire d'Immigration
293 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
© Discover Paris!

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