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Statues against Malaria

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Students of the Hogeschool Rotterdam, covered several statues in the center of Rotterdam with mosquito nets. Their goal is to draw attention to the fight against malaria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mosquito nets are part of a major campaign against malaria. The aim of the action is to raise money so that can be distributed 50,000 mosquito nets in Africa to people who need it.

The campaign ends on World Malaria Day, April 25. In conclusion, on that day the world’s largest mosquito net will be hung over the Euromast. With this action, the organization also hopes for a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

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February 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm

The husband of the doll

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On the Coolsingel, the artery of the shopping district of Rotterdam, is a statue that always makes me smile. It is  not easy to fathom though. Nimble is the man on his pedestal. Is he dancing? Has he taken a running start and is he ready to fly? For a statue there is much movement.

Although the body is quite lifelike, the head looks clownish. Yet I do not think it was the intention of the artist to depict a clown image. The caricaturistic face radiates with satisfaction, but in a crazy manner. It reminds me of the shoppers who rush from shop to shop to buy clothes and stuff that they do not need.

Anyhow, I think Thomas Puckey, a Brit who works in the Netherlands since 1978 as a sculptor and teacher, did a great job. He made a piece of art, that I not only love, but I also like about the meaning. Not every artist succeeds in this…

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November 20, 2010 at 11:39 am