Posts Tagged ‘art and engineering’

h1

Sculpture Becomes One

March 2, 2018

“Man and Woman”

This is an amazing sculpture, “Man and Woman” located in the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia. The sculpture is 26 feet high, constructed out of steel and moves. The Georgian sculptor is Tamara Kvesitadze.  The Statue of Love sculpture is inspired by the love story of “Ali and Nino”. The story is similar to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and tells of an Azerbaijani youth who falls in love with a Georgian princess but dies defending his country. The novel was written in 1937.

You can view more of Tamara’s art work.

Every day at 7 p.m. the figures begin to move, they merge for a short embrace, and separate going in opposite directions. In all, the movement takes 10 minutes. The sculpture was designed in 2007 but only installed in 2010; it has since been retitled “Ali and Nino.”

Information about the sculpture is located at THIS LINK and you can view the video of it moving.

This is a wonderful example of the connection between art and engineering.

%d bloggers like this: