Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Tehran gallery to unveil new sculpture from Parviz Tanavoli’s Lion Series

TEHRAN – Hedayat Gallery in Tehran plans to unveil a new sculpture from world-renowned Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli’s Lion Series on Friday. A number of his other sculptures as well as a carpet featuring a design by the artist will also go on display, the gallery announced in a press release published on Tuesday. Photos and […]

China’s famous Ice Town sees annual sculpture festival scaled back amid pandemic

Harbin is known as China’s “Ice Town” due to its famous, annual ice sculpture festival. This year, the snow-themed events have been scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Ice and Snow World and the Snow Sculpture Exhibition, two of the most famous festival sites, are open, all mass gatherings have been cancelled. Han […]

Breonna Taylor sculpture smashed by vandals in California

A sculpture honouring Breonna Taylor was smashed by vandals in California over the weekend, in an incident now being investigated by police. The memorial bust of the police shooting victim was installed in Latham Square in downtown Oakland just two weeks ago, but had large chunks broken off it sometime on Saturday according to local […]

Whale tail sculpture saves Dutch metro train from dangerous fall

A sculpture of a whale’s tail saved a driver from injury after his metro train crashed through stop barriers near the Dutch city of Rotterdam. Images of the aftermath shows the front carriage suspended on the artwork, several metres above the water. The driver was uninjured and there were no passengers on the train at […]

New Pope John Paul II sculpture unveiled in Warsaw

An unusual sculpture depicting Pope John Paul II holding up a meteorite was unveiled in Warsaw on Thursday — an artistic response to a controversial statue showing the rock striking down the late pope. Jerzy Kalina’s installation outside the National Museum, titled “Poisoned Source”, shows the Polish pope holding the meteorite high over a pool […]

World’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture grabs New Yorkers’ attention

To raise awareness and funds for the critically endangered gorilla species, public artists Gillie and Marc Schattner have created a massive sculpture of the animal. Titled King Nyani, the Swahili word for “gorilla”, it’s the world’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture and can fit two to three humans just in its hands. Gillie and Marc have […]

World’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture grabs New Yorkers’ attention

To raise awareness and funds for the critically endangered gorilla species, public artists Gillie and Marc Schattner have created a massive sculpture of the animal. Titled King Nyani, the Swahili word for “gorilla”, it’s the world’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture and can fit two to three humans just in its hands. Gillie and Marc have […]

World’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture grabs New Yorkers’ attention

To raise awareness and funds for the critically endangered gorilla species, public artists Gillie and Marc Schattner have created a massive sculpture of the animal. Titled King Nyani, the Swahili word for “gorilla”, it’s the world’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture and can fit two to three humans just in its hands. Gillie and Marc have […]

Tourist Damages A Valuable Italian Sculpture And Just Walks Away

CCTV in an Italian museum has captured the moment a tourist snapped two toes off a 200-year-old sculpture’s model. This horrendous act of vandalism followed by sheer negligence of all adult responsibilities occurred at the Gypsotheca Antonio Canova Museum in Possagno, Italy, and security camera footage shows the 50-year-old Austrian man lying alongside the plaster […]

Mother and Child Sculpture by Arthur Lewin-Funcke

Arthur Lewin-Funcke (1866 – 1937) was a German sculptor, known for his impressive nudes, busts, and medals. This particular sculpture seems to be a perfect choice for Mother’s Day. The Mother  “When your mother has grown older, When her dear, faithful eyes no longer see life as they once did, When her feet, grown tired, […]

Ancient Greek Funerary Sculpture

It is a sad fact that most of the sculpture created in ancient Greece has vanished. Of that which has survived, a majority is funerary sculpture. These highly visible markers commemorating the dead were traditionally placed along roads near the entrances to cities, where they could be seen by all who entered and left the […]

‘For gender equality’: Clitoris to join penis sculpture at French university

The statue of the female organ will be installed on campus at the University of Poitiers on Friday, local Centre Press newspaper said. The project aims to raise awareness about violence against women, Vice President for Student Life Isabelle Lamothe has said.  According to Lamothe the project was developed by British artist Matthew Ellis, famous […]

Diamonds in the sky: Star-spangled space sculpture set for 2018 launch

‘Orbital reflector’ is set to travel to low Earth orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in spring of next year and remain there for approximately two months. The artificial star will be visible to the naked eye, appearing “as bright as a star in the Big Dipper,” according to OrbitalReflector.com – a website dedicated […]

Mystery penis sculpture sparks online debate on mountaintop icons (PHOTOS)

The large phallic sculpture was found on a rocky outcrop of the 1,800-meter (5,900ft) high Ötscher mountain. Measuring about 1 meter in height and etched with great detail, the mountaintop penis was discovered by blogger Marika Roth on the Lackenhof trail. The nature writer posted images of the artwork to social media last Thursday, declaring […]

Photos: Iranian sculpture, painting museum reopened after over 15 years

Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Ali Najafi reopened the Ali Akbar San’ati Museum, named after a late Iranian painter and sculptor (1916-2006), in a ceremony in the Iranian capital on Tuesday (September 5). Being home to close to 100 paintings and over 120 sculptures restored during the past three years, the museum had been shut down, for 12 […]

Freedom Sculpture unveiled in LA as Iranian-American community gift

KABC– A crowd estimated at more than 50,000 came out Tuesday for the unveiling of the Freedom Sculpture, a gift from the Iranian-American community that now adorns Santa Monica Boulevard. The sculpture is seen as a symbol of liberty and diversity. “We’re calling it the Statue of Liberty for the West Coast,” said Farhad Mohit, […]

There’s Nothing “Complex” About Gun Violence in Chicago: It’s Just Black People Confirming Stereotypes…

Stuff Black People Don’t Like July 3, 2016 Close to 4,000 shootings a year in Chicago, all courtesy of the ancestors of the black “great migration” from the south to the north… Obsolete farm equipment once the mechanical cotton picker was invented, blacks migrated to the north in depressing numbers and overwhelmed the civilization whites […]

UC Berkeley: Background Checks are "Demoralizing"

Group seeks to build a “prison to school pipeline.” Beginning this week, UC Berkeley will no longer include a box for on-campus job applications that requires applicants to disclose their criminal history. The policy shift to remove the box — common on job applications — went into effect Sunday amid a nationwide movement whose advocates […]

Scientists turn to lab-grown chicken meat after spending $300,000 making artificial beef

(NaturalNews) Supporters are touting it as a victory against hunger, but in reality it is just another “frankenfood” product that lacks the natural wholesomeness we all need for a healthy diet. Israeli scientists are attempting to grow chicken in a laboratory, a follow-up to a procedure scientists discovered two years ago to grow […]

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