A living statue is a street artist who poses as a statue or mannequinusually with realistic statue-like makeupsometimes for hours at a time. Living statue performers can fool passersby, and a number of hidden camera shows on television have used living statues to startle people. The tableau vivantor group of living statues, was a regular feature of medieval and Renaissance festivities and pageantry, such as royal entries by rulers into cities.
It only took a few days for the masterworks to wind up completely destroyed, either by some passionate anti-Trumpera punk bandor a local parks department —but somehow, one of the monuments to the Donald survived. Now, one of the only statues that's still in good condition is going up for auction, the Associated Press reports. Whoever purchases the thing will have to make some tough choices as to what they'll actually do with it.
A leading Russian university covered up nude statues to spare the blushes of Orthodox Church priests, sparking a dispute among clerics. The classical sculptures depicting men and women have long adorned the foyer of Novosibirsk State Academy of Architecture and Fine Arts. A leading Russian university covered up nude statues to spare the blushes of Orthodox Church priests.
This week on Ooh, Interesting! Fascinating Facts, we look into the history of the living statue, an entertainment form that divides opinion like no other. Many love the way they stand in situ for hours, whilst others loathe their art as a tourist trap in the busier parts of cities up and down the UK.
Visitors to the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris were greeted by an arresting sight last month: An array of formerly-nude sculptures now clad in tasteful g-strings. It was at this point that the underwear was added. So I proposed to stay, during Heritage Days, nearby with a cloth and, if necessary, depending on the visitors, to hide the sex of the statues.
Nude statues in Rome's Capitoline Museums were covered up during a recent visit by the president of Iranand the move is drawing criticism in Italyaccording to Italian media reports. The cover-up was undertaken as a show of respect for Iranian culture, ANSA reported, adding that alcohol -- which is considered forbidden by some Islamic followers -- also was not served during the meet-up between the Iran's and Italy's leaders. Politicians and users on social media ridiculed the move to cover-up the naked statues, including Italian parliament member Luca Squeri, who told ANSA, "Respect for other cultures cannot and must not equal the negation of ours.