Sunday, 21 February 2016

Is it a horse or a bird??? Cheval ou oiseau???

Well, it is a horse with bird's head!
Created by the Italian Mimmo Paladino, his head is covered with real gold. The city of Strasbourg bought it 20 years ago for 250 millions italian lire, quite a lot. 4 meters tall, it stands on the roof of the Museum of Modern Art, and is called 'Hortus Conclusus', which means 'enclosed garden'. Don't ask me why.
No, really don't.

4 comments:

everydaybergen said...

Well, the birdhorse looks nice with the cubical colour wall in backside. Nice capture. Greets.

LuiZ FernandoS said...

This horse is enclosed with no fence needed. Unless he was Pegasus.

William Kendall said...

Reminds me a bit more of a giraffe.

bill burke said...

Strange but sometimes art is just that.