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
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Alyonushka by Vasnetsov
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And even replaced the image on the famous chocolate Alyonka
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And temporarily replaced griffins on Bank Bridge in Saint Petersburg …
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Portrait of Mrs. Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci
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Post of Russia, symbol of long waiting
Show 'Voice'
Show ‘Voice’
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The Birth of Venus by Botticelli
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Unknown woman. Painting by Kramskoi
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William-Adolphe Bouguereau ‘Admiration’ 1897
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Waiting for prince
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Gzhel Zhdun
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Inspired by ‘The Son of Man’ by Rene Magritte
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On Boris Kustodiev ‘The Merchant Woman’
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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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