Theseus and the Centaur

Details: Theseus and the Centaur was sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1804-1819 and is located in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria. Information: Theseus, the son of Aegeus (King of Athens), was renowned for his intelligence and strength. So much so that Pirithoüs (King of the Lapiths) attempted to test Theseus by raiding his herd of Read more about Theseus and the Centaur[…]

The Stairs of Giants

Details: The Scala dei Giganti (Stairs of Giants) is a staircase designed by Antonio Rizzo and is located in the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Italy. Information: After a fire in 1483 destroyed sections of the Ducal Palace, the building underwent decades of renovations where renaissance architecture was injected into the gothic palace. In 1485 the decision Read more about The Stairs of Giants[…]


Details: Maman is a sculpture produced by Louise Bourgeois and is located in the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. Information: Maman was first installed in 1999 when Bourgeois was commissioned to create a piece to occupy the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern in London. The sculpture was made of steel bronze and marble. The original steel spider has since been Read more about Maman[…]

Jan Hus Memorial

Details: Jan Hus memorial sculpture in the old town square in Prague. Information: The monument was designed by Ladislav Šaloun and is located opposite the Tyn church. The monument took twelve years to produce and was completed for the 500th anniversary of Jan Hus’ death in 1915. The monument is made of bronze and stone and bears Read more about Jan Hus Memorial[…]

Chihuly Chandelier

Details: The ‘Chihuly Chandelier’ is located at the main entrance rotunda of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Information: The original name for the work was ‘Ice Blue and Spring Green Chandelier.’ However, the work is technically a hanging sculpture, rather than a chandelier, as it is not a source of light. Instead, natural Read more about Chihuly Chandelier[…]