Interesting and intriguing monuments and statues around the world which have been attracting people from across the society.
AMAZING SCULPTURES OF THE WORLD – PART-2
There are several interesting and intriguing monuments and statues around the world which have been attracting people from across the society. Some are traditional and still some whose sculptors appear to have departed completely from convention.
We have for you few of those fascinating, unusual and amazing strange ones.
1. Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat, Reykjavik, Iceland
The ’Unknown Bureaucrat’ was created in 1994 by Iceland artist and sculptor Magnus Tomasson. It’s probably the most noticeable, and certainly the most amusing and expressive sculpture in the city, which is notable or the many little intriguing details that can be picked out.
2. Headington Shark, Oxford, Britain
The significance behind this sculpture is much greater than may appear at first sight. It was erected on the 41st anniversary of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki at the end of World War II. The sculpture depicts a beautiful, if potentially deadly lethal weapon falling from the sky.
3. De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium
This statue was erected in 1985 in the Molenbeek area of Brussels. The scene it depicts is reminiscent of a comedy sketch: a man unexpectedly emerges from a manhole and pulls the feet from underneath a policeman. It’s author is Belgian sculptor Tom Frantzen.
4. Memorial to Nelson Mandela, South Africa
Nelson Mandela’s profile is formed from 50 steel columns, representing the 50 years since his arrest and political persecution. His likeness can be seen only if you stand at a certain angle to the columns; otherwise, they seem to be just a clump of poles.
5. Force of Nature
This is the title of a series of sculptures created by Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn, in which women are depicted holding the Earth in a length of cloth. The statues have been placed in many cities around the world, including in the UK, USA, Monaco and Singapore.