‘Video Game Remakes’ by Mikaël Aguirre, Orioto, on Deviantart
I love how River is striking the ‘Medea’ pose
YEVGENY VUCHETICH AND NIKOLAI NIKITIN
The Motherland Calls, 1967
The Motherland Calls is a statue in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. It was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin. Declared the largest statue in the world in 1967, it is the last non-religious statue to be declared the largest; every record holder since has been a Buddhism-related sculpture. Compared to the later higher statues, The Motherland Calls is significantly more complex from an engineering point of view, due to its characteristic posture with a sword raised high in the right hand and the left hand protruded in a calling gesture. The technology behind the statue is based on a combination of prestressed concrete with wire ropes structure, a solution which can be found also in another work of Nikitin’s, the super-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow. [via.]
:O …I want to go to there.