Whatever, there's no denying its influence, and nowhere more so than in the city of Paris, at least historically.
When I walked past this particular larger-than-life portrait and cross a woman was practically prostrate before it, arms outstretched in some sort of trance. It was impressive and always makes me wonder what they have that I haven't.
I generally end up concluding that they can keep it but it's though-provoking nevertheless.
And why not...