Monuments and sculptures have been a favorite way of decorating since ancient times. It just so happened – to erect a sculpture in honor of every more or less significant event, and monuments in honor of all great and not so great people.
Over time, either sculptors multiplied, or it became tense with significant events, but monuments are erected simply in incredible numbers and for any reason – in honor of literary and film heroes, in honor of scientific discoveries and representatives of the animal world, in honor of individual professions and even in honor of individual body parts.
Sculpture in honor of body parts
These latter are sculptures of body parts, in my subjective opinion, they look just creepy. For example, in Spain, next to the railway station in Madrid, there is a sculpture of a child’s head, which simply amazes with its size and meaninglessness. What did you mean by that? Unclear.
Sculpture of a child’s head, Madrid
The Torso sculpture in Stockholm depicts a very significant part of the body. It is claimed that when viewed from the side, with a tilt of the head, the sculpture looks like a child’s head, however, with only one eye. But the sculpture is installed the way it is installed, and here everyone has associations to the extent of his perversity.
Torso sculpture in Stockholm
In Chicago, they distinguished themselves by installing a monument to the Eye. No, this is not some kind of symbolic all-seeing eye, but the most concrete, though enlarged several times (the size of the sculpture is 10 meters) eyeball, the prototype of which was the eye of the author of the sculpture Tony Tasset.
Monument to the Eye, Chicago
Even the most innocent and, in principle, not bad, naturalistically made of metal and plaster body parts look creepy because of the increased size and isolation from the context (in this case, from the rest of the body). For example, the foot of Uwe Seeler, the famous German football player at the Hamburg Arena stadium, looks at least strange, not to mention that without a special inscription you can’t even make out whose foot it is.
The foot of Uwe Seeler, the famous German football player at the Hamburg Arena
The hanging arm in Detroit looks no less naturalistic and no less strange. It was as if the midgets had cut off some giant’s arm to the shoulder and hung it up to dry.
Hanging Arm Hand in Detroit
In Vilnius there is just a frightening monument to our great poet of all Russia – Pushkin and his great-grandfather A.P. Hannibal. The monument is made in the shape of palms, which in appearance could belong to some kind of humanoid. The profiles of the poet and his great-grandfather are depicted on the palms, and the Orthodox cross crowns the composition for greater persuasiveness and beauty.
Monument to the great poet of all Russia – Pushkin and his great-grandfather A.P.Hannibal in Vilnius
To be continued…