Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the Statue of Liberty is in the Neoclassical style. Neoclassical figures generally convey a sense of calm and restraint. Emotional expression is often subdued, reflecting the stoicism and rationality associated with classical Greek and Roman ideals. Pouty face Liberty When viewed from below, the Statue of Liberty has a different expression than when viewed straight on. From below, as her temple curves back, her eyes slope down. Her brows curve back, the shapes slope downward on the outside, angling upward at the bridge of the nose, giving her the appearance of being near tears. She has a sad, pouty, pleading expression. – When viewed straight on, her brows are straight. Her eyes are direct, with the focus of a warrier. Until I saw this view, I had not realized the fierce intensity of our Lady Liberty. Speaking of restraint, have you ever noticed the broken chains by her ankles? The chains symbolize freedom and liberation from oppression. Liberty is a survivor. Fierce face Liberty, about to grab a torch.