Two In France
Travel Stories From France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de LyonPierre-Auguste Renoir (Limoges 1841 - Gagnes-sur-Mer 1919) Young Girl with Blue Ribbon (1888)
The Monument National à la Résistance des GlièresThis modern work of art by Emile Gilioli symbolises Resistance and Hope. It was built in 1973 on the initiative of the Survivors of Glières.
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The Crypt of the Monument National à la RésistanceLe Losange Mystique: The mystical diamond asks us to think about and unlock the idea of infinity.Le Gong: The shape and colour of the gong evoke the sun and the positive values it symbolises; peace , freedom and hope. The same circular form is repeated in the window that allows the sun to enter the crypt and in the large solar disk balancing on the highest arm on the monument's exterior.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de LyonÉdouard Vuillard ( Cuiseaux (Saône-et-Loire 1868 - La Baule 1940 Fleurs sur une cheminée aux Clayes, 1932-1935. Oil on canvas
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The Crypt of the Monument National à la RésistanceLe Voile d Sainte Veronique. Veronica wiped the face of Christ on the way to Calvary. The artist wanted to evoke the suffering here of the women and families who lost a son or husband, not only on Glières but in all the other battles fought by the Resistance.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de LyonPablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) Le Hibou rouge strié
22 février 1953
The Crypt of the Monument National à la RésistanceThe words were inscribed in accordance with the wishes of the Resistance fighters who escaped from Glières.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de LyonMarc Chagall (Belarus 1887 - Saint-Paul-de-Vence 1985 Basket of Fruit (1927)
Mémoire du Maquis GlièresA reception centre from which to view the Monument National à La Resistance and learn more about the Maquis and the Battle of Gliéres.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de LyonPierre-Auguste Renoir
[Limoges, 1841 - Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1919]
Woman playing guitar (1890s)
The Crypt of the Monument National à la RésistanceL'Alle d'Avion: This stylised, dark-coloured airplane wing recalls the wings that the local Resistance fighters would have seen in the skies over Glières at full moon during the weapons drop of February 14 and March 10, 1944.
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The Crypt of the Monument National à la RésistanceThe interior space of the crypt is organised around the sculpture of Joan of Arc, whose figure recalls the external appearance of the monument. The sculpture also give a human face to the tragic events expressed by the concrete silhouette.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de LyonEdgar Degas
[Paris, 1834 - Paris, 1917]
Dancers on stage
The Crypt of the Monument National à la RésistanceThe drawing, entitled Bataille, is etched into the concrete in red. It arouses a sense of unease, as the artist wanted to represent the chaos and absurdity of war.