“Marianne” The Marianne of Alice Laverty, was created after the serie of terrorist attacks that stroke France. Painting illustrating a thinking about what is the French Nation. Through a symbolist approach of the body, Alice Laverty questions the freedom of speech in a post-attacks country. Alice Laverty’ s Marianne is untying her mouth, her tongue, she rises from the splashes, and stares at you. Her face is covering two characters painted underneath, who challenge each other,a s two opponents. And the patterns of human biological tissue reminds the unifying and secular aspect of the symbol. The palette evokes without taboos the colors of the French flag.