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August 29, 2013 – 00:16
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Yorkshire reckless application "European Sculpture Capital" title, which reflects the artistic establishment in the narrow nationalism.

"Europe is a living state Sculpture Museum, the British just a gift shop "

Author: Jonathan Jones


Yorkshire reckless application "European Sculpture Capital" title, which reflects the artistic establishment in the narrow nationalism.

Legend: Bernini in Rome "Four Rivers Fountain" sculpture, a symbol of European domination of the Americas.

Source: Ke Bisi Photo Agency (Corbis)

English every day with the European lopsided. Conservatives peeping over the European continent will be connected to us and tied with a piece like the head of the hedge is free. This narrow nationalism as much as a surprising ally: the art world.

Art and curator of the total gives a liberal image, both an enlightened aura, but on its establishment in artistic terms, much like those right-wing Eurosceptics, narrow indulge in "British unique" state.

If you need proof, you can visit them in Yorkshire, located in Wakefield (Wakefield) The Hepworth Gallery (Hepworth) and the nearby Yorkshire Sculpture Park is dry with a beautiful thing: two well-known local artists exhibited - Barbara Hepworth (Barbara Hepworth) and Henry Moore (Henry Moore) works. But Yorkshire is not satisfied with just these artists from the show to win the respect of outstanding works, it wants to apply for an extraordinary title: "The European sculpture of all."

I was almost an Italian coffee (espresso invented by the Italians in 1946, a typical espresso - Translator's Note) choked. Naples hell it ( Va fa Napoli is an Italian proverb, equivalent to go to hell - Translator's Note), or Rome, Florence, Athens yet.

I know the EU currently has its difficulties, but it is not the art of promoting the rights conferred English to deny thousands of cultural history. Cyclades (Cycladic) Islands (the islands located in the Aegean Sea, Greece, the birthplace of the early bronze culture - Translator's Note) more advantages than the Yorkshire Sculpture to compete when the European capital - as early as the Stone Age, where Islanders on carving out abstract characters, it is the first truly elegant art human image. (See Figure 1)

(Figure 1)

However, Yorkshire remains a serious claim to be more qualified than Rome as "sculpture capital" - the city of Rome Bernini (Bernini) Angel, Michelangelo (Michelangelo) Moses (Moses) and Constantine (Constantine ) Colossus competing embraced. Rome may have competitors. Florence, the city was filled with remarkable sculpture Yes, where Donatello (Donatello) of the "St. George" (St George) and ...... Oh, yes, and Michelangelo's "David" (David) , sharing the glory.

Either, how about Paris? Here you can see Michelangelo's "Dying Slave" (Dying Slave), you can visit the Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin). And in the Picasso Museum (MuséePicasso), you'd be amazed at the Picasso used bicycle accessories from device to the Minotaur (see Figure 2).


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