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Leshan Giant Buddha 

The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618–907AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.

The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.


Ukrainian StatueLucifer, The Fallen Angel, the Bright Morning Star, the Light Bringer


Ukrainian Statue

Lucifer, The Fallen Angel, the Bright Morning Star, the Light Bringer


Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011

(Wax, wicks, steel)

A life-size wax statue of the artist’s friend Rudolf Stingel. One of a series of works in which wicks were placed in strategic spots on the sculpture so that it gradually melted down in the course of the month-long exhibition.

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Pluto e Proserpina (Pluto and Persephone)

By far, my favorite piece of almost all Italian art by my favorite Italian artist, Bernini.  And to think, this was done with marble, 400 years ago, by a man of only 23 years.

Amazing, yes. Although I’ve only ever heard this piece referred to as, “The Rape of Prosperina.”

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Oh my…

Oh my…

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