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12-21-2019, 04:17 PM - 1 Like   #1201
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Joy-ride (Stevenage town centre, Hertfordshire, UK)


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Historic England provide the following information: "Sculpture. 1958-9 by Franta Belsky. Bronze mother and child on circular stone plinth, the mother carrying her little boy on her back. The mother figure is remarkable for the integration of her dress and skin as a single, tensile form. Franta Belsky (1921- ) came to Britain in 1938 from Brno, Czechoslovakia, and combined studies at the Royal College of Art with military service. Although today as well known as a portraitist as for his public sculpture, it was with 'Joy-ride' and the slightly earlier 'Lesson' (LB Tower Hamlets, 1956) that he achieved maturity. He was commissioned by Stevenage Development Corporation to produce something symbolic for a recently created New Town, the Corporation having been inspired by the use of symbolic sculpture in the rebuilding of bombed Rotterdam. The figures are thus symbolic of the arrival of a new generation in a New Town. The vertical composition with its high centre of interest is a response to its setting on top of a platform with stairs and railings to either side, and a carefully preserved group of trees below. It is amongst his most distinctive works, specifically designed for a distinguished location. (Franta Belsky: Sculpture: Prague and London: -1922)."

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Approach from the rear and view from the front of an impressive, mythic giant.
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Statues of Tony and Merle Rook in Welwyn Roman Baths. The baths are preserved in a vault under the motorway. Tony and Merle excavated and rescued the site in the 1960s and 70s. Their statues give the baths a sense of scale. Tony is still about (aged 87), but Merle passed away seven years ago.


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Figurines more than statues. Mock fighters, Akamba people (Africa)

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Ex Nihilo Fragment No. 8

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
A big "jeepers" when I encountered this.
I had the same reaction the first time I saw this one!

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I'd previously posted this one on the film thread.


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Diana's dog.


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