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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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Friendship of Peoples pixel figure installation

Friendship of Peoples pixel figure installation

Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh). 2015 Sculpture by Moscow based designer Andrei Lublinsky. Friendship of Peoples pixel figure installation

Friendship of Peoples pixel figure installation

Created specifically for the international public art program “Friendship of Peoples” installation appeared at Moscow Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) in summer of 2015. Its creator – designer and artist Andrei Lublinsky devoted his installation to the Soviet idea of internationalism. Actually, the 15 pixel figures just repeat the concept of world’s famous fountain “Friendship of Peoples” at VDNH. In particular, 15 pixel figures in the national costumes of the former Soviet republics performed in the style of eight-bit games, demonstrating the digital essence of visual communication. Meanwhile, restoring the Soviet mythology, Lublinsky adapts it to the present with the help of actual cultural codes.
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Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk

Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk

Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk

Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk. Originally, the monument by famous sculptor Oleg Kislitsky decorated the building of the House of Unions. As you can see, the subject of the composition is simple. A fat man in a vast “family” shorts, with his last strength holding on to the balcony of his beloved. The funny sculpture literally embodied the numerous anecdotes about suddenly returned from a trip husband and lover. The “frivolous” sculpture for a long time could not find a permanent “residence” and “wandered” from one building to another, delighting residents. Now the monument decorates the facade of the Tomsk regional museum of history.
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Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers. Sculptors Yuri Krylov and Alexandr Kokoteyev. Photo by Veronika Zubareva

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

The unusual bronze sculptural composition Passengers appeared right in front of the Museum of Railway Station in the city of Yekaterinburg. It is a building of the old station, that was in use until 2003. Later, it was reconstructed into a museum of railway history of the Urals. Bronze group of passengers is set right at the entrance of the museum building. The passengers represent a family of father, mother and little child standing in the middle. It is evident that they are late for the train. Mom pulls a child, and the man carries all the baggage. Moreover, the funny detail – he looks at another character of the story – a young woman lying on her suitcase and resting. The entire sculpture is so realistic that they seem about to come to life and the family, under the leadership of mother, will go down the street.
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