Melting Wax Sculptures by Urs Fischer

1 comment


At this year’s Venice Art Biennale, Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer had visitors in rapt attention at a full-size, extremely convincing wax replica of Giambologna's 16th-century sculpture The Rape of the Sabine Women. It is actually a giant candle, and burning. Melting wax is running in rivulets from the glowing hair of a Sabine. Gradually this beautiful statue will self destruct into a waxy lump during the months-long show. Facing it is a life-size realistic figure of a man who is also a candle, melting down by the minute. Also seen is a realistic looking wax chair.

The 54th Venice Art Biennale will be accessible  to the public until November 27th, 2011.


Photos by DesignBoom

[via The Guardian]

Subscribe to our Newsletter and get articles like this delieverd straight to your inbox

1 comment:

  1. He can't sell it since it gets destroyed so I guess he gets paid for the installation...


Amusing Planet appreciates your comments, except when they are SPAM. Such comments will be deleted immediately before they appear on this page. Spamming is futile, so please avoid.

To ensure that this page is free of spam, all comments are moderated, so it may take a while for your comments to appear.