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Carl Milles (1875-1955) is Sweden's most famous sculptor. He was one
of Rodin's assistants in Paris, was well-traveled and influenced by
many sources, and he became an American citizen in 1945. His
works can be found all over the world. Many can be seen in Millesgåden,
a wonderful outdoor museum in Lindigö, one of the northern islands
This one is my favorite because it is just so strange. Besides the
large appendages protruding from the figures' pelvises, they also have
ice skating blades coming directly out of their feet.
This small image of fish eating a man's feet is easy to miss because it
blends in with the other, less gory pictures on a big urn in the garden.
The man standing on a hand sculpture was made for the UN building in New York, but it was never placed there. Instead, a different Swedish sculpture was placed there.
The Image of Noah being expelled (instead of swallowed) is astute!
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-- Dianne Bigelow, August 19, 2009