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)
In turn, we all know that many great people could not do without the light (and sometimes quite decent) doses of alcoholic intoxicating drinks, which, in their opinion, have intensified imagination, passion and performance. By the way, a remarkable fact – the restaurant name “Bevitore” in Italian means “a person who likes to drink.” Therefore, it becomes obvious that this “couple” will be comfortable there.
Rutger Hauer and Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh sculpture in Omsk