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Official Portraits of French and American Presidents

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Alliance Française de Washington DC

2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

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In recent years, the unveiling of the official portrait of the French President has become a major event in French media. Since the start of the Fifth Republic, in 1958, official portraits have drawn ever-growing public attention. Once the picture is chosen, it is linked to its owner long after the end of his mandate. Like in the United States, the official photograph is exhibited in town halls, official and governmental buildings.

Why do these portraits have so much to tell about the French constitution, democracy and the relationship with power? How do they mirror the evolution of society? What can we learn when we look at them alongside similar portraits of American presidents? How is legitimacy built through these pictures? Which historical tradition and iconographic heritage inspired the representation of the president?

A close look at a number of French and American portraits will help answer some of these questions.

A Conference by Ms. Vanessa Badré.

This event will be in English. Light refreshments served after the conference.

AFDC Member / Culture Pass: FREE
General Admission: $15 + Processing Fees

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Alliance Française de Washington DC

2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

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