Monuments

Monuments are outdoor sculptures that commemorate a famous person, event, or idea. They are often placed in important city districts to not only beautify, but also lend national or local character and values to that district. The creation and placement of monuments is not cheap and is usually handled with significant deliberation or decided by power social or political forces. The removal of a monument is also usually a significant event, showing shifts or conflicts with the values and character of a society. In short, monuments are fascinating and important pieces of urban planning.

The Muzeon and Art Market

Across the street from Gorky Park, on the territory of the New Tretyakov Gallery and the Central House of Artists lies Sculpture Park, which is known as “Muzeon” to locals. It is most famous as a graveyard of Soviet era statues, but also contains much modern art and several themed, sculpted landscapes all in an […]

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