Sculpture Saturday

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Yungang Caves, China

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a sculpture from the Yungang Caves in Shanxi China. There were 51,000 carvings in 251 caves along a river. Buddhist monks carved these magnificent works from 460 – 520 AD. Sadly, many like the one above were vandalized by Maoists during the Cultural Revolution. Bandits also stole parts (e.g. hands or heads they chopped off) on the black market. Some vandals sprayed Communist slogans others lopped off heads or other parts of the holy sculptures.

What kind of hooligan desecrates art that’s over 1800 years old for a political ideology?

Plus les choses changent, plus elles restent les mêmes.

The difference, I see between now and the Cultural Revolution is that it’s not that hard to petition the government to change. Speak out at a city council meeting. Write a letter to the editor. I bet you’d get change if you want it.

To join in, what you need to do is:

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here. Then you’ll get to the page where everyone links their posts.

Sculpture Saturday

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At the International Surgery Museum, Chicago, IL

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a sculpture from the International Surgery Museum.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here. Then you’ll get to the page where everyone links their posts.

Sculpture Saturday

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Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a sculpture from 2012, Chicago

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To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here. Then you’ll get to the page where everyone links their posts.

Sculpture Saturday

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London

 

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a piece I saw at the British Museum.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here. Then you’ll get to the page where everyone links their posts.

Sculpture Saturday

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Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a whimsical piece that I saw on my walk today.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here.

Sculpture Saturday

 

Northbrook, IL 

 

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a whimsical piece that I saw on my walk today.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here.

Sculpture Saturday

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At a work camp during the Cultural Revolution, Shandong Province, China

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen
To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here.

Sculpture Saturday

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At a work camp during the Cultural Revolution, Shandong Province, China

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen
To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here.

Sculpture Saturday

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A Knock-off of a Terra-cotta Soldier, Jinan (not Xi’an) 

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen
To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here.