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Homunculus Loxodontus – Eternally waiting humanoid monument

Eternally waiting humanoid monument - Homunculus Loxodontus by Margriet van Breevoort, 2016

Eternally waiting humanoid monument – Homunculus Loxodontus by Margriet van Breevoort, 2016

Eternally waiting humanoid monument
In May 2016 Dutch artist Margriet Van Breevoort installed her sculpture Homunculus Loxodontus near a children’s hospital in the town of Lend. Translated from the Latin – “humanoid elephant” the sculpture symbolizes people waiting in the queue to see a doctor. According to the artist herself, her character is “a kind of failed experiment, he waits and hopes to get better”. Besides, he is “like a big lump of flesh, but so cute that many want to embrace him.” By the way, in 2016 the sculpture became the most photographed attraction in Lend.

Incredibly popular in Russia - Zhdun

Incredibly popular in Russia – Zhdun

According to an interview to the BBC Russian Service, “Humanoid elephant” is a second work of Margriet that she was able to sell. Besides, she told that she was only at the beginning of her career. In January 2017 Russian-speaking tourist saw a sculpture near the Children’s Hospital, photographed and published it on the popular site Pikabu, as well as on other public social networks. As a result, on the Russian segment of the Internet, the statue got its name – “Zhdun”. Meanwhile, Mem Zhdun became a hit in Russia. In addition, the artist joined “VKontakte” with the creation of an official page of Zhdun. By the way, it is a verified account.

And on the Internet, meanwhile, has developed Zhdun-mania … This is where there is no limit for imagination and creative thinking! Just look at the gallery of creativity inspired by the Eternally waiting humanoid monument …

Zhdun, created by the Dutch artist Margrit van Brifort, in a short time became an Internet meme, moved to the shelves of dishes and toys, and now is preparing to enter the television screen. The Russian company CD Land bought from the author the right to use the cozy image of an overseas beast of unknown breed, and the other day the head of the holding Yuri Tseitlin let slip about plans to make Zhdun the hero of the animated series. Noteworthy, that the first series of the future project will appear before the end of this year (2017).

Eternally waiting humanoid monument

Again bad mark. Painting by Fyodor Reshetnikov

Again bad mark. Painting by Fyodor Reshetnikov

Alyonushka by Vasnetsov

Alyonushka by Vasnetsov

And even replaced the image on the famous chocolate Alyonka

And even replaced the image on the famous chocolate Alyonka

At the TV show for intelligent people - what, where, when

At the TV show for intelligent people – what, where, when?

And temporarily replaced griffins on Bank Bridge in Saint Petersburg ...

And temporarily replaced griffins on Bank Bridge in Saint Petersburg …

Danae by Rembrandt

Danae by Rembrandt

Girl with Peaches by Serov

Girl with Peaches by Serov

Knight at the Crossroads by Vasnetsov

Knight at the Crossroads by Vasnetsov

Knitted Zhdun

Knitted Zhdun

Meanwhile, in Kaliningrad is the similar sculpture - the figure of elephant installed on the Lake

Meanwhile, in Kaliningrad is the similar sculpture – the figure of elephant installed on the Lake

Painting by Kustodiev 'Merchant's Wife at Tea'

Painting by Kustodiev ‘Merchant’s Wife at Tea’

Portrait of Mrs. Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci

Portrait of Mrs. Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci

Post of Russia, symbol of long waiting

Post of Russia, symbol of long waiting

Show 'Voice'

Show ‘Voice’

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

Unknown woman. Painting by Kramskoi

Unknown woman. Painting by Kramskoi

Waiting behind the window

Waiting behind the window

Waiting for second half

Waiting for second half

William-Adolphe Bouguereau 'Admiration' 1897

William-Adolphe Bouguereau ‘Admiration’ 1897

With Andrey Malakhov on TV program 'Let them talk'

With Andrey Malakhov on TV program ‘Let them talk’

Waiting for prince

Waiting for prince

Gzhel Zhdun

Gzhel Zhdun

Inspired by 'The Son of Man' by Rene Magritte

Inspired by ‘The Son of Man’ by Rene Magritte

On Boris Kustodiev 'The Merchant Woman'

On Boris Kustodiev ‘The Merchant Woman’

On the painting 'Visitors to Lenin' by Vladimir Serov

On the painting ‘Visitors to Lenin’ by Vladimir Serov

Porcelain Miniature Zhdun-artist

Porcelain Miniature Zhdun-artist

'Unequal marriage' by Vasily Pukirev

On ‘Unequal marriage’ by Vasily Pukirev

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public group vk.com/zhdun