Statue of Kafka 卡夫卡的雕像

Located in a busy shopping center in Prague, this twisting and reflective sculpture depicting the head of writer Franz Kafka is the latest kinetic artwork by controversial Czech artist David Cerny. Installed in 2014, the enormous mirrored bust is comprised of 42 independently driven layers of stainless steel and weighs in at some 45 tons. The piece brilliantly reveals Kafka’s tortured personality and unrelenting self doubt that plagued him his entire life. The layering of objects is a common motif for Cerny who built a similar rotating head that also functions as a fountain titled Metalmorphosis.

這座扭曲的反光雕塑位於布拉格一個繁忙的購物中心,描繪了作家弗朗茨卡夫卡的頭像,是有爭議的捷克藝術家大衛塞爾尼的最新動力藝術品。 大型鏡面半身像於2014年安裝,由42個獨立驅動的不銹鋼層組成,重約45噸。 這件作品精闢地展示了卡夫卡的折磨人格和無情的自我懷疑,這些懷疑一直困擾著他。 物體的分層是Cerny的一個共同主題,他建造了一個類似的旋轉頭,也可以作為名為Metalmorphosis的噴泉。

It’s not uncommon for a city to pay tribute to one of its most famous artists, but there’s nothing common or run-of-the-mill about the way Prague honours Franz Kafka. Sculptor Jaroslav Róna’s bronze Statue of Franz Kafka (inspired by Kafka’s short story Description of a Struggle) is a case in point as it looms over passerbys on Dušní Street. Rather than just sculpt the writer, Róna opted to create a bronze headless giant holding a smaller sculpture of Kafka on its shoulders.

Despite the surreal nature of Róna’s work, this is not the most-bizarre or best-known tribute to Kafka in the city centre. That honour goes to sculptor David Černý for his 11-metre high Statue of Franz Kafka in the Quadrio shopping centre. The sculpture is composed of moving panels that, from the right angle, form Kafka’s face.

一個城市向其中一位最著名的藝術家致敬是不常見的,但布拉格對弗朗茨·卡夫卡的尊重方式並不普遍或普遍存在。 雕塑家JaroslavRóna的青銅雕像弗蘭茲卡夫卡(靈感來自卡夫卡的短篇小說“鬥爭的描述”)就是一個例子,因為它籠罩在Dušní街上的路人。 Róna不是僅僅雕刻作家,而是選擇創造一個青銅無頭巨人,肩膀上放著一個較小的卡夫卡雕塑。

儘管Róna的工作具有超現實的本質,但這並不是市中心最奇怪或最著名的卡夫卡致敬。 雕塑家DavidČerný在Quadrio購物中心為他11米高的Franz Kafka雕像獻上了這一榮譽。 雕塑由移動的面板組成,從正確的角度,形成卡夫卡的臉。


FROM:Metalmorphosis sculpture of Franz Kafka in Prague

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