Budapest, April 5 (MTI) – A French and a Hungarian artist have joined together to pay tribute to the victims of last year’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
The painting by Marie-Claude Eisenbeth-Combeau and László Albert illustrating French-Hungarian friendship was presented on Tuesday to French Ambassador Eric Fournier by Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian foreign affairs state secretary, in Albert’s home town of Kaposvár, in south-western Hungary.
Using the colours of the French Tricolour, the work combines the profile of the female figure in Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People with fragmented images.
Addressing the event, Szabo said the terrorist attacks in France and Brussels had targeted the people and ideals of Europe rather than the countries in question.
The French ambassador said the aim of the terrorist attacks had been to destroy European culture. The message of the painting is that joint efforts are needed to fight terrorism, he added.