10 most bizarre and strange statues in the world
People from ancient times live side by side with numerous sculptures created by them. Some sculptures composed many legends and wandering so many rumors that the impression is created as if the statues are alive and do warm up to his interest. Among the masterpieces of sculpture around the world across a rather unusual and even strange, and here you will find a selection of the ten most amazing statues in the world.
1. "Dream", St Helens, United Kingdom
By sculptures in the form of a huge white head - the popular Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. The sculpture, entitled "Dream" height of about 20 m was built at the request of the city council of the English town of St. Helens in 2009, the year, as explained by the representative of the city, "to reflect the aspirations of the local community."
By the way, a similar sculpture in the form of the head 14-year-old girl with her eyes closed, but slightly smaller than the statue in England, Jaume Plensa set on one of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
2. "Eater children", Bern, Switzerland
This seemingly eerie name is the old fountain located in the Swiss city of Bern. According to some reports, the sculpture was created in the XVI-th century, but who raised her, and why, is not entirely clear. According to popular belief, "Eater" appeared on the streets of the city during one of the carnival, to frighten small children.
3. "Hand of the Desert", Atacama, Chile
The giant fingers, as if to dig out the sand of the desert, to let out the rest of the body (based on the size of the hand, it must be a real giant), invented and brought to life by the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrasabal.
Two similar monument authored by Mario, is a huge hand, there is also the United States and Uruguay.
4. "Totem", Leuven, Belgium
The monument was erected in honor of the 575 th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic University of Leuven. The author of "Totem" - the Belgian sculptor and artist Jan Fabre, with unusual sculpture is a giant beetle, "impaled" on the nearly 25-meter needle that should symbolize, according to the Fabre, "the spirit of research university and the city."
5. "Ozimandis the plains", Texas, USA
This strange graven image, or more precisely, only two feet appeared in Texas at the whim of an eccentric American millionaire Stanley Marsh's third (yes, through the Arab troika - Stanley does not like to use Roman numerals) in 1997, the year.
The monument is enclosed a deep philosophical meaning: the idea was inspired by a poem by one of the greatest English poets of the XIX-th century Percy Shelley "Ozimandis", which focuses on the meaninglessness of erecting monuments.
Humorous plaque mounted on the monument says that Shelley wrote a poem on this very spot when he saw the "ruins", which, of course, can not be true, as the carved image of less than 20 years.
Author "Ozimandisa" - the artist Lightning Macduff and "socks" on the feet later've added the unknown pranksters.
6. "Mother" (fr. "Maman"), Ottawa, Ontario (and not only)
As the name suggests, it is expected that the sculpture is something touchingly beautiful, kind woman, playing with the kids, or anything else, but a compilation called "10 countries to become" you have not forgotten?
The sculptural composition authored by Louise Bourgois, famous American sculptor and artist of French origin, consists of a 9-meter-high bronze spider and the 26 marble spider eggs. The first such monument (and there are a whole series) appeared in 1999, the year in the Tate Museum of Modern Art - British contemporary art gallery. "These spiders are dedicated to my mother. My mother was a weaver, our family is engaged in the creation and restoration of tapestries. Like spiders, my mother was very clever, she always helped me and protected as spiders help to destroy harmful insects. Mother was my best friend, "- says the artist.
7. "Mazinger Z", Mas del Plata, Spain
"Mazinger Z", if someone does not know - it is a popular Japanese comics and cartoons about fighting robots, were born back in 1972, thanks to the artist Go Nagai. Comics had a marked influence on the "Transformers" and "Power Rangers", not to mention countless other movies, books and cartoons.
Fans of "combat robots" live all over the world, there were they in Spanish Catalonia: in a newly built village of Mas del Plata enthusiasts in 1978 erected a 12-meter high statue (by the way, the original robot must be 18 m in height) Moreover, the construction of Mas del Plata and has not been completed due to lack of funding, and "Mazinger Z" still stands, attracting thousands of fans of anime and manga from around the world. "Fighting robots" won?
8. "Tarasque", Tarascon, France
According to legend, Tarasque was a monstrous creature - a hybrid of a bear, the dragon and the tortoise. This monster many centuries ago terrorized small Nerluk village, until, finally, a kind and gentle-hearted country girl Martha was able to tame the monster and bring it to the villagers, who, of course, is right there with him murdered, but after that the village was named in memory of murdered terrible beast, and Martha was named Holy.
In honor of this momentous event sculptor Pascal Demomon in 2005 was erected a statue depicting as presumably could look like the legendary Tarasque. Each year about "monsters" hold festive events dedicated to the monster, which gave the city its name.
9. "Omar Mickey", Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This is a very strange two-meter creature artist Briana Roulet came to light as part of a project funded by "The Walt Disney Company". 75 artists presented their vision of the famous Disney characters Mickey Mouse, setting in several cities of the United States of his sculptures, with the sculpture had to reflect the characteristics of a particular locality.
Probably nothing associated with Boston, in addition to seafood, the artist could not remember, so I just decided to join Mickey Mouse and lobster in a single sculptural piece.
10. "Posankka" (or "Utkosvin" Finnish "Posankka"), Turku, Finland
The original monument, which is a cross between a duck and a pig, designed by Finnish artist Alvar Gullihsen. A funny statue was born in 1999 and was originally floated by the Aurajoki River, and in 2001, the year it set up on a pedestal near the campus of the University of Turku. According to Alvaro, the sculpture represents a critical approach to modern genetic engineering.
By the way, not all the locals refer to the monument positively, considering it too challenging.