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ZÜRCHER/IN: of Gods and humans

Did you miss ZÜRCHER/IN the exhibition? ZÜRCHER/IN is a photography project created by ARTBorghi (Lorenzo Borghi and Maria Francesca) on the common people highly over-represented as bronze and granite statues in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Just a few statues of prominents adorn this Swiss city, which is flooded by commoners mostly relaxing in their free time. Not all statues represent common people: gods decorate the streets of Zürich too.

In the book, available online, coordinates and maps will additionally help you in this art-quest.

Previous posts on ZÜRCHER/IN: between work and free time and heavenly beauty

 

Otto Münch, Mädchen im Wind (1935) / Einar Utzon-Frank, Aphrodite (1921)

Hermann Hubacher, Ganymed (1946) / Ivar Johnsson, David (1921)

Eduard Zimmermann, Waldmannbrunnen (1935) / Hermann Hubacher, Kniendes Mädchen (1928)

Emilio Stanzani, Merkur (1949)

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ZÜRCHER/IN: heavenly beauty

Did you miss ZÜRCHER/IN the exhibition? ZÜRCHER/IN is a photography project created by ARTBorghi (Lorenzo Borghi and Maria Francesca) on the common people highly over-represented as bronze and granite statues in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Just a few statues of prominents adorn this Swiss city, which is flooded by commoners mostly relaxing in their free time.

Several of the statues represent female nudes. Fore sure, part of ZÜRCHER/IN is an ode to feminine beauty.

In the book, available online, coordinates and maps will additionally help you in this art-quest.

Click here for the previous post on ZÜRCHER/IN: between work and free time.

Hermann Hubacher, Frauenakt (1923) / Hermann Haller, Schauende (1923)

Rolf Brem, Irene die grosse Bellissima (2006) / Hermann Hubacher, Sitzendes Mädchen (1934)

Eduard Bick, Schreitendes Mädchen (1928) / Arthur Tigram Abeljanz, Mädchengruppe (1936)

Hans Brandenberg, Weibliche Figur (1959) / Hermann Haller, Stehendes Mädchen (1946)

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Ayami and Teiko

Today is the day!

Today is the day!

We turn twenty only once, isn't it?

We turn twenty only once, isn’t it?

Memories of this day have to be conserved

Memories of this day have to be conserved…

... many memories ...

… many memories …

Social is our second name

… and of course shared!

We then visit the Temple to take a peek on our tomorrow..

We then visit the Temple to take a peek on our future …

We leave the bad luck at the Temple

and if we pick bad luck, we leave it bound to the gates.

Sometimes we dream for a moment of relax ...

Sometimes we dream for a moment of relax …

... but we have to keep movin'on!

… but we have to keep movin’on: our adult age has just started!

This fictional story of Ayami and Teiko is to illustrate the turnin’20 of Japanese girls, who then wear colorful Yukata through the streets of Kyoto and Tokyo to celebrate the event. Click to zoom in and remember how your 20s were… or will be! This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

All the women of Mucha’s Slav Epic (Prague, Czech Republic)

If you pass by Prague, do not miss Mucha’s Slav Epic at the Museum of Modern and contemporary Art. Aphonse Mucha was one of the major Art Nouveau representative: his art applied to the Epic history of the Slav people is unbeatable. Additionally, photography is allowed!

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Above the hall dedicated to Mucha’s work: as Epic as his artworks, each measuring in average  6 x 8 meters. Enjoy details of these wonderful paintings I could shoot in the location. Click portrait details for canvas structures and brush strokes.

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The Celebration of the pagan god Svantovít.

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The Celebration of Svantovít and details of figures from The Slavs in Their Original Homeland.

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The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia

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The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia and detail of figures from others.

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The Coronation of Serbian Tsar Štěpán Dušan

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The Coronation of Serbian Tsar Štěpán Dušan, details.

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Do you want to know more about them? Mucha’s Slav Epic awaits you at the Museum of Modern and contemporary Art, Prague.

 

Exclusive pictures of Street Parade 2014 in Zurich : follow the White Unicorn and find yourself!

Scroll down the next picture selection and find yourself at Street Parade 2014 (21 pictures) or watch all the 72 pictures presented in the slide show at the end of the post. Click on each picture to magnify.

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71. Street Parade 2014 Zurich @ ARTBorghi
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Here below the slide-show begins: refer to picture numbers (in the slideshow captions) for requesting a copy of the original.

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What is Gruyère (Switzerland) famous for … ?

For Gruyére Castle, which gave the name to the famous cheese

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For its comfortable benches of bones …

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For its traditional pubs tiled with vertebrae …

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and for (sexy content ahead ) ….

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Chronicles of Bodensee, Konstanz, Germany

At the first sunny day, lake Constance (Bodensee) gets filled with boats, sails, ferries and people, sailors for a day or for the whole season. I had a very interesting afternoon at the shores of Constance harbor, observing tourists of every nationality getting their moment of happiness on the lake.

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The conductor captain

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Queuing with selfie

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Modern mermaid

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Melting pot

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Crossroads

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Boat people

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Young men and young women

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Selfie forever

All pictures shot with Nikon D800 plus VR-II. Click to enjoy them more.

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