Guild Wars 2 god statues, with some early progress designs
I knew I recognized these!!
Vincenzo Caprile - (Napoli, 1856 – Napoli, 1936)
"Girl Singer" paperback cover, 1961 (via)
The Polikarpov Po-2 (also U-2) served as a general-purpose Soviet biplane, nicknamed ; maize duster” or “crop duster”), NATO reporting name “Mule”.[N 1] The reliable, uncomplicated as well as a low-cost ground attack, aerial reconnaissance, psychological warfare and liaison aircraft during war, proving to be one of the most versatile light combat types to be built in the Soviet Union. As of 1978 it remained in production for a longer period of time than any other Soviet-era aircraft
It is one of the most produced aircraft, and may be the most produced biplane, in the history of aviation. More than 40,000 Po-2s may have been built between 1928 and 1953 However, production figures for Polikarpov U-2 and Po-2 bombers and trainers combined are as low as 20,000, up to 30,000. with production ending as soon as 1952. Correct figures are hard to come by since low-rate production by small repair shops and air clubs likely continued until 1959.
Statues are often idealized works of art. They are ideological, political or religious representations and attempt to turn their subjects into fascinating, eternal figures. Even when erected to keep alive the memory of a single person, a statue that lasts many generations will eventually establish itself as a symbol for the community.
Statues are even more influential when they are monumental. An edifice can be said to be monumental when it is unusual, extraordinary and physically imposing. It has to be abnormal — as exceptional as the political or religious power itself — and also inseparable from its symbolic aspects.
The series “Colosses” is a study of the landscapes that embrace monumental commemorative statues.
SoP | Scale of Environments