The Best Of All Possible Worlds

At the Bastille station on the Paris metro, the story of the Revolution is told under the title “Fureur et Liesee” – “Fury and Jubilation”. This portion portrays enlightenment values spread across the world, in the United States, Nouvelle-France and Europe. In the right portion of the image above, Voltaire holds aloft a copy of his Candide (1759). In the image below, the “machine à amplifier la voix des orateurs” does Rousseau no good in his teaching of Émile (1762) – he is blocked out by a new sign for the exit. Both authors died in 1778, just eleven years shy of the storming of the Bastille. For a collection of close-ups, click here.
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Copyright © 2015 Extramural Activity
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text: ceramic fresque liliane belemert odile jacquot mai 89 may 1989

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