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Roosters in Western paintings

By Bi Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-02-08 07:00
Roosters in Western paintings

The Cock of Liberation, by Pablo Picasso, 1944 [Photo/Artron.net]

This brightly colored painting expresses France's joy of regaining its freedom after Nazi occupation. France was once called "Gallia", which means "rooster" in Latin, so the rooster became a symbol of France. This might be the reason Picasso chose the rooster as a major symbol in this painting.

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