Atlas metal sculpture

Atlas metal sculpture

Made of scrap metal parts

Dimensions and weight: 40x35cm x height 60cm, 5Kg

Painted with transparent varnish for anti-rust protection

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Atlas metal sculpture

Atlas artwork made of scrap metal parts

Atlas metal sculpture is a creation of artist Giannis Dendrinos. Giannis is based in Athens, Greece where he creates metal artworks for more than 15 years. His inspiration for the Atlas metal sculpture came from the myth of Atlas. Atlas was doomed to carry the universe. Giannis created this artwork where Atlas his carrying parallel universes where people are walking in different directions. This artwork was exhibited in a group exhibition in a gallery in Greece.

 

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Who was Atlas?

In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity after the Titanomachy. Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles (the Roman equivalent being Hercules) and Perseus. According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth in extreme west. Later, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa and was said to be “King of Mauretania”. Atlas was said to have been skilled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial sphere. In some texts, he is even credited with the invention of astronomy itself.

Source: Wikipedia

Did you know?

From the Latin word sculpere, the word sculpture literally means to carve. Sculpture artists create three-dimensional figures and forms that you can walk around or relief 3-D artworks that rise above a flat plane. Artists use multiple methods and techniques to create 3-D works, including carving, casting, modeling or a construction method that includes assembling various materials into a 3-D object. Some sculptures, called kinetic sculptures, even have moving parts.

 

The world’s tallest statue is nearing completion in India.

It is designed to be a 182m (600ft) high tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a hero in India’s independence struggle, in Gujarat state. The Spring Temple Buddha in China is currently the world’s biggest statue at 128 metres

Weight10 kg
Dimensions40 × 35 × 60 cm