How had the female figures become an allegory of the nation during nineteenth century in Europe? Analyse

The female figures as an allegory of the nation:

  • Artists found a way out to represent a country in the form of a person.
  • Then nations were portrayed as female figures.
  • The female figure was chosen to personify the nation did not stand for any particular woman in real life.
  • It gave the abstract idea of the nation a concrete form.
  • Thus, the female figure became an allegory of the nation.
  • During the French Revolution artists used the formal allegory to portray idea such as Liberty, Justice and the Republic.