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Favorite cartoon characters Sculptural park

Favorite cartoon characters Sculptural park

On the cartoon ‘The Return of the Prodigal Parrot’, a Soviet and Russian animated series created by director Valentin Karavaev and screenwriter Alexander Kurlyandsky in 1984. Favorite cartoon characters Sculptural park

Favorite cartoon characters Sculptural park opened on the Day of Metallurgist in July 2017 in Bratsk, the Siberian city of Russia.
In accordance with the results of the Interregional Festival of Concrete Sculptures held in Bratsk (July 1 – 15), a remarkable sculpture park appeared in Bratsk. Timed to the Day of the Metallurgist, widely celebrated in Bratsk, the Park of Metallurgists housed competitive works. In addition, hundreds of citizens attended other festive events.
According to the press service of the city of Bratsk, for two weeks, 22 masters representing Bratsk, Irkutsk, Perm, Kirov, Omsk, Usolye-Sibirskoe, Chita, Nizhny Tagil, Svirsk, Telmu (Usolsky district) and Nevyansk (Sverdlovsk region), worked in the Park of Metallurgists. As a result, they created 16 sculptures from concrete on the general theme “Favorite cartoon characters”. First, the artists built hollow figures from special metal fittings. The next stage is the piling the figures with building concrete with gravel. And finally, finishing of figures with plaster concrete. All the sculptures are painted bronze with shades of precious metals.
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Car thief Yuri Detochkin monument in Samara

Car thief Yuri Detochkin monument in Samara

Russian actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky as Yuri Detochkin in “Beware of the car!”, 1966 comedy film directed by Eldar Ryazanov. Sculptor Ivan Melnikov. Car thief Yuri Detochkin monument in Samara

Car thief Yuri Detochkin monument in Samara

First of all, it is a monument to the outstanding Russian actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky. Here he is in the role of Yuri Detochkin, main character of the Soviet movie directed by Eldar Ryazanov “Beware of the Car” (1966). The monument decorates Komsomolskaya Square near Samara Railway Station. In addition, the monument commemorates the 85th anniversary of Eldar Ryazanov, native of Samara (November 18, 1927- 30 November 2015). They say, it was Yuri Nikulin, who gave an idea for the new film to Eldar Ryazanov. In 1960s, Nikulin learned the story about the Soviet Robin Hood from Samara tour. In short, the man stole cars of corrupt and dishonest people, and sent money to children orphan houses.
Meanwhile, the bronze sculpture has height of 2.2 meters and weighs 470 kg. According to the film, Yuri Detochkin is an insurance agent by profession, actor of amateur theater by interest, and car thief by duty. And the sculpture shows the final scene of the film. Released from a jail, Detochkin stands in front of a trolley-bus, where his beloved is a driver; and in a welcoming hand gesture, and with a smile, he says “Hello, Lyuba, I’m back!”.
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Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh sculpture in Omsk

Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh sculpture in Omsk

Work by sculptor Alexander Kapralov. Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh sculpture in Omsk

Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh sculpture in Omsk

Almost in the center of Omsk, and more specifically on Lubinsky Avenue, near the entrance to a beautiful restaurant Bevitore appeared a sculpture, by which it is impossible to go without paying attention. Because this unusual monument is world famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. The author of the composition is a local sculptor Alexander Kapralov. He depicted the outstanding post-impressionist artist with the painting “Sunflowers” in his hand, and sitting in close proximity to a bottle of Absinthe… According to the author, this great Dutch artist had bad habits, especially in the last years of his brilliant and fruitful life. Among alcohol drinks he used to drink was Absinthe, in particular. The monument is made of black metal covered with a special paint. The sculpture weighs nearly 200 kilograms.
It is noteworthy that in the neighborhood of Van Gogh is a monument of another well-known personality – Hollywood actor Rutger Hauer, who played in his time in the cult film “The Legend of the Holy Drinker” (1988, Italy)
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Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov

Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov

Opened in 2009 Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov. Sculptor Alexey Blagovestov. All-Russia Institute of cinematography

Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov
Like yesterday, three students of All-Russia Institute of cinematography came up to their alma mater, and stopped briefly on the steps … Monument to Andrei Tarkovsky, Vasily Shukshin and Gennady Shpalikov in Moscow. Three famous students of the institute, who have never been nor professors, nor the heads of the university, but managed to determine the artistic face of domestic and world cinematography of the second half of the twentieth century. The initiators of the monument became the teachers and students of the institute, and the sculptor was Alexey Blagovestov. This “VGIK trinity” depicted in a life-size, in the prime of their tragic maturity. Their fates are different but related. People of one generation, they went in different ways. In 1974 we lost Shukshin and Shpalikov. Tarkovsky died later. But here they are – three – in their beautiful life impulse.
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Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument

Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument

Bronze sculpture of Balzaminov from the film “Marriage of Balzaminov” (1964), Zelenogorsk (Leningrad region). Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument. Sculptor Yuri Kryakvin

Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument

Once, there lived a man. Some called him a saint, others – a hermit and eccentric, or just a fool … Every morning to the door of his house on Arbat street flew a large flock of pigeons. And stray dogs, happily wagging their tails ran toward, and the homeless, with whom Moscow was rich in the 1990s. And all of them were waiting for a very modest and inconspicuous elderly man in a shabby jacket, cap, almost pulled down over his eyes … He did not like, when somebody recognized him! And for everyone he found not only a good word, but also a treat: he fed the birds with bread, dogs – with sausages and bones, and homeless – with bread, sausages, and a little money … This angel was famous Russian actor Georgy Vitsin.
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Singing Bremen town musicians monument

Singing Bremen town musicians monument

Singing Bremen town musicians monument in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Singing Bremen town musicians monument

A fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about the Bremen Town Musicians is widely popular all over the world. Children love stories of the troubadour, a dog, a cat, a rooster and a donkey who travel with music and acrobatic performances in the cities of Germany.
Since 2007, the singing sculptural composition “The Bremen Town Musicians” decorates the area next to the Palace of Culture of May 1st in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Its author – a famous local sculptor A. Tkachuk. Cast in bronze, it depicts the characters of the famous Soviet cartoon of 1969 “The Bremen Town Musicians”. Besides, this is the first singing sculpture in the Siberian city, as three times a day a rooster crows triumphally about the presence of the cheerful Bremen Musicians here. And, to the joy of all the residents and guests of the city sounds verse of the famous song of the same cartoon, “We have arrived here for an hour …”.
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Newlyweds Grace Kelly and Rainier III monument in Russia

Newlyweds Grace Kelly and Rainier III monument. Bronze. Sculptor Andrey Kovalchulk. Opened in April 2012. Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, Russia

Newlyweds Grace Kelly and Rainier III monument. Bronze. Sculptor Andrey Kovalchuk. Opened in April 2012. Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, Russia (Photo tripadvisor.ru)

Newlyweds Grace Kelly and Rainier III monument in Russia
The bronze monument to most famous Newlyweds of the 20th century Grace Kelly and Rainier III appeared in April 2012 in Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of Mari El Republic of Russia. It is next to the registry office building, on the waterfront of Bruges. The monument is a symbol of marital love and fidelity. The basis of the composition became the “wedding of the century” of the beautiful actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Material – bronze, author – Andrey Kovalchuk.
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