Bartholdi's model for the statue remains a mystery.
say the inspiration for the Statue of Liberty was Jean-Pierre
Liberte and others say it was Delacroix's-
Leading the People both of which are in the Louvre.
However it was neither.
people question who the model was. Some say it was..
Isabella Eugene Singer, the wife of the man who invented
the sewing machine but her face comes nowhere near the
face of Liberty. The nose and mouth are similar and
the eyes are kind of close but the rest of her facial
features of way off. She also has a much different shaped
body and you can easily see she is about twice as chesty.
others think his mother Charlotte Bartholdi posed for
the face but there isn't one chance in two million that
she was the model. The only thing similar is her nose
and it's just too thin. Her shallow eyes, thin eyebrows,
thin lips, high forehead, wide chin that is flat in
front all says it is someone else.
would have fun with old Batholdi's giant woman obsession.
And that brings us to the second reason the model could
not have been his mother. She is hate filled. His mother's
cold piercing eyes and tightly pursed lips mean she
is a control freak and intolerant to allowing others
every thought about his mother would have bound him
up even more, so his mother would have been the last
person that he ever would have used as his model.Of
course to get free from her it was liberty itself that
Bartholi's life had to revolve around. As a result it
ended up being a long search for liberty and his quest
for his liberation is seen in most of his art work...
as this statue for the Paris Airport and these 'girls
..to the U. S. Capital aka the Bartholdi
Fountain at Bartholdi Park.
Are these 'girls next door' the same ones as the Playboy
'Girls next door' Not at all.
fountain hosts and features these 'three sea nymphs'
while the Playboy show does it for these 'three nymphs,
you imagine what old Sigmund's anal-ysis would have
been of the wrecks that were created by the repression
of Bartholdi's emotions towards women?
can. Want to see..
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