Question: Artists in 18th and 19th centuries found a way out by personifying a nation. What was it?
Answer: Yes, it is true that artists found a way out by personifying a nation. In the 18th and 19th century, artists began personifying a nation in an allegory. It means artists personified nation as a female figure not as a woman of real life but as a figure with physical existence and in concrete form. Also, Germania, the female figure personified as the German nation. In this figure, she wears the crown of oak leaves which stands for Heroism. There is one more image where Germania is standing with the sword for protecting the Rhine River. In the 19th century, a popular Christian name – Christened Marianne was shown as a symbol of People’s nation. Her characteristics were – the red cap, the tricolour, the cockade. Her statues were made and also she was shown on the coins and stamps to make people remember their unity and identity.