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Story behind monument

Zodiac signs sculptural park in Moscow

Zodiac signs sculptural park in Moscow

Capricorn, work by Russian sculptor Andrey Aseryants. Zodiac signs sculptural park in Moscow

Zodiac signs sculptural park

In Moscow, next to Sviblovo metro, there is an unusual square – “Signs of the Zodiac”. Here there are amusing figurines-symbols for each sign, work by Russian sculptor Andrey Aseryants. Figures turned out not just funny, but somewhere even slightly hooligan. The Sagittarius boy, for example, is aiming at the lantern in the middle of the day in front of everyone. Fish from large mugs drink beer. Instead of a banal goat (Capricorn) with a fish tail – a “cool” creature with horns, posing near its fancy motorcycle. Virgo is a funny schoolgirl in a shapeless sarafan and with a ball in the hand.
Meanwhile, this ball and some parts of other shapes carry a functional load. Inside the metal “lace”, woven from nuts and gears, placed street lights. Indeed, lighting in the park with a dark time of the day in the square is bizarre and fabulous.
According to the sculptor, he made all 12 figures of scrap metal – wheels, gears, bolts, and nuts. However, it is these little things that add charm and piquancy to the work. With the help of welding, various details turn into really cute characters, attracting lots of visitors.
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We demand peace sculptural composition by Mukhina

We demand peace sculptural composition by Mukhina

We demand peace sculptural composition by Mukhina

We demand peace sculptural composition by Mukhina
The famous Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina created the monument “We demand peace!” in 1950 (creative team: N.V. Zelenskaya, Z.G. Ivanova, S.V. Kazakov, and A.M. Sergeev). Until 1994 it decorated VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) near Mira (Peace) avenue. After the extension of the avenue, the sculpture moved to the park “Museon”. Meanwhile, the idea of ​​creating a composition arose after the Korean War that began in 1950.
According to Mukhina’s plan, the sculpture was to draw attention to the need for peace on a planet that had recently survived the horrors of World War II. It consisted of six figures. Three men, symbolizing the main human races, trampled the banners of the German army, on each side were the figures of a one-armed blind man – a war invalid and a woman holding a dead child. Also, the front figure is a woman with a dove going to fly – a symbol of peace. This woman personified the future of mankind.
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Romantic couples and Love monuments

Romantic couples and Love monuments

A couple at the registry office Nagatinskiy. Romantic couples and Love monuments

Romantic couples and Love monuments
Love – too strong, although a short-term feeling, so people want to extend and capture it … At least in the form of monuments … Although there are many such monuments around the world, let’s get acquainted with the most interesting love monuments in Russia. And the first one is a couple at the registry office Nagatinskiy in Moscow region.
And some of the monuments hide the sad story behind them. For instance, in St. Petersburg, in the park on Butlerov Street 222, there is a monument to lovers. In the 19th century, Carl and Emilia lived here. Young people loved each other, but their parents did not allow them to marry. Desperate, they took their hands and jumped into the nearest Pond. Buried nearby, the couple still attracts attention of lovers. They bring flowers to their grave for almost a century.
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Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

Man-plane, Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument in Valencia, Spain. Work by sculptor Juan Ripolles. Opened March 2011

Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

In fact, located in the municipality of Vilanova d’Alcolea in Valencia, Spain airport became famous thanks to the impressive monument erected on its territory. Interestingly, opened by local authorities in March 2011 a 24-meter-tall statue became a caricature of Carlos Fabre, who was the initiator of the construction of the airport.
Meanwhile, in this province is the homeland of Juan Ripolles – artist, sculptor, designer. The sculptures and monuments of Ripolles decorate the central squares of European, American and Asian capitals and cities. And his paintings – the collections of connoisseurs around the world. Besides, among the admirers of his work are the first persons of states.
And how could the airport of the province of Castiglione do without the work of its distinguished countryman?
Accordingly, before the airport appeared 24-meter statue of the Man-plane, which The New York Times called “a symbol of ruin at the airport without destiny.” By the way, the erection of this figure cost 220 thousand pounds sterling.
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Luxurious Moscow House Patriarch twelve sculptures

Luxurious Moscow House Patriarch twelve sculptures

One of twelve sculptures decorate the Luxurious Moscow House Patriarch. Work by sculptor Vladimir Kurochkin

Luxurious Moscow House Patriarch twelve sculptures

Among many new houses in Moscow which have appeared lately, is one very special. Called “Patriarch”, it is multi-storey, lush, richly decorated, and even with a strange tower. Mosaic marble floors, columns, ceilings with exquisite stucco, amazing chandeliers, carpets – all this casts a somewhat nostalgic sadness over the long-gone times of Russia’s wealth.
In addition, the house has its own coat of arms, symbolizing spirituality and luxury. However, the most distinctive feature of the decor are 12 sculptures made with a claim to antiquity. The figures depict representatives of all professions involved in the construction of the building. In particular, a town builder, a chronicler, a builder with a brick, a builder with a trowel, a disputation figure, a muse, a sculptor, and a stonemason. Besides, two other allegories – so-called “carrot and stick”. By the way, in Russia – they are whip and Gingerbread. So, these are the figures of a strict city guard and a good city dweller. Interestingly, the image of each sculpture has its own real prototype. For example, the chief architect of the city of Moscow Alexander Kuzmin is a prototype of the statue of the town planner.
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Miraculous Story behind Girl With Dog Monument

Miraculous Story behind Girl With Dog Monument. Opened December 28, 2015. Yakutsk, Russia. Work by Sculptor Nikolai Nikitich Chochchasov

Girl With Dog Monument. Opened December 28, 2015. Yakutsk, Russia. Work by Sculptor Nikolai Nikitich Chochchasov

Miraculous Story behind Girl With Dog Monument

Opened on December 28, 2015 Monument to a girl and her dog decorates the station square of the Yakutsk airport in the city of Yakutsk, of North-East Russia. Meanwhile, the monument depicts the 4-year-old girl Karina Chikitova from the village of Olek of the Olekminsky district. Suprisingly, the little girl spent 11 days all alone, in the Yakut taiga. However, the brave girl miraculously survived, and in large part thanks to her dog, who accompanied her all this time.
In fact, four-year-old Karina disappeared in the Olekminsky district of Yakutia on July 29, 2014. However, her mother reported about her disappearance only on August 2. All this time the woman thought that her father, who was in a neighboring village, took the daughter with him. But when it turned out that he all these days he was working on extinguishing forest fires, his mother immediately appealed to the police. Fortunately, the girl was found alive in the morning, 9 August, six kilometers from the village of Olom. And it was on the eighth day of searches and on the twelfth day from the moment of disappearance.
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Fairy Tale characters wooden sculpture park

Fairy Tale characters wooden sculpture park in Yalta

Three epic heroes. Fairy Tale characters wooden sculpture park in Yalta, Crimea

Fairy Tale characters wooden sculpture park in Yalta
“Glade of Fairy Tales” – a unique children’s museum of sculptures on a fairy-tale theme in the open air. Located in one of the most beautiful corners of the Southern coast of Crimea, in the picturesque surroundings of Yalta near the Wuchang-Su waterfall. Initially, it was folk master Pavel Bezrukov, who chose the forest at the foot of the quaint rock of Stavri-Kaya and founded a sculptural park in 1960. Today the exposition of the museum consists of more than 300 sculptures. On them worked by folk craftsmen and professional artists not only from Yalta, but also other cities of Crimea, Moscow, Pervouralsk, Yerevan, Vilnius, and others. In the hands of talented craftsmen a simple tree, ordinary clay, cold metal and concrete turned into characters of fairy tales, epics, legends and myths.
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