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MAP : STATUE OF EUROPE "UNITY IN PEACE"

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Under the Presidency of Romano PRODI, the French artist Bernard ROMAIN, Viviane REDING, Commissioner of Education and Culture, Neil Kinnock, Vice-president of the European Commission, inaugurate officially on December 9, 2003 in BRUSSELS, a monumental statue of EUROPE, “Unity in Peace” in the garden of VAN MAERLANT  ( ERASMUS center )
The work of Bernard ROMAIN was carried out under the control of the artist himself with visual handicapped children with the continuation of a traumatism of the sight of which he had suffered, thus wanting to prove that the handicap is not incompatible with one know-how.

Made out of resin, it measures more than 5 meters and weighs nearly 800 kg.
The sculpture posts several symbolic systems. The colours used represent at the same time the ethnic diversity of the various communities in Europe, but also all the colours of the national flags of the Member States. The message is clear: “The Unity in Peace”.
The interlaced arms represent, the braid, the union, the force and fraternity. The blue sphere represents the world of Europe surmounted by the dove of Pea

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