29 maart 2017

Mao suit

 
In the courtyard of the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede is this sculpture of a suit called ´Legacy Mantle´. It was the kind of uniform coat that Mao Zedong (1893-1976) used to wear in public, and in the West it eventually turned into an icon for the Maoist period and a symbol for Chinese communism in general.

It was made by Sui Jianguo (1956), a contemporary Chinese artist.

12 opmerkingen:

  1. Dat is een heel apart beeld, wat meteen duidelijk maakt wat het bedoelt.

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  2. nou nog kijken of het de juiste maat is.

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  3. It has that rigid, dictatorial look about it! I really like that second photo of it in situ.

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  4. It's an unusual sculpture Marleen but not for it's situation in a museum.. super second shot with reflections.

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  5. What an interesting piece. Certainly not what I'd expect at a Dutch museum!

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  6. That really was an awful design...borrrrrrring! And it does represent some terrible times. Funny piece to find in your area.

    Re your question: These do look like pedal boats, but no, they have some pretty good-sized engines on them and can travel quite fast. I haven't been on one yet, but they look like a lot of fun.

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  7. een heel opvallend en herkenbaar werk Marleen

    knap gefotografeerd

    groeten

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  8. I agree with Lowell, it does represent terrible times. Just seeing it, reminds you what it stands for. It is rather huge.

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  9. Nou nog blauwe roest en het is helemaal compleet.

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