The legendary sculpture “The Runner” is located in Athens since 1988. It is made entirely of dark green glass. The author of this unusual sculpture is the Greek sculptor COSTAS VAROTSOS.
Costas Varotsos prefers to work only with glass and metal, so each of his sculptures becomes unusual, because other sculptors work in stone. Usually a glass figurine is no more than an ordinary vase. But when a building has the size of a huge house, it looks like entirely different than the statuette on the shelf. The sticking out parts of the sculpture, at a strong gust of wind, are likely to produce a rattling sound.
Athens, in general, is considered the founders of the Olympic Games. But this sculpture was created in the honor of the Olympic runner Spiridon "Spiros" Louis. He was the first who won the modern day Olympic marathon. Now the route of each marathon must pass through OMONIA SQUARE, where the monument is installed. Running by this huge statue, people are inspired and gain strength for the rest of the way. It is interesting that this sculpture is a well-known runner in the world. Its uniqueness as the material and the shape, provoke people strong emotions and don’t leave them indifferent. Therefore, visiting Athens, for just one time, be sure that you will tell your friends about the amazing sculpture “The runner”.
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A sculpture is an art form. Its works have physically material, product volume and three-dimensional shape, placed in real space. The main protagonists of a sculpture are people and wildlife images. The main genres of the sculpture are the portrait, historical, mythological, personal, symbolic, allegorical images, and the figure of animals. The materials used are metal, stone, clay, wood, plaster, and other modern fabrics.
The sculpture exists since the ancient times. At that period they represented people and animals. Nowadays, the sculptures are widely used to attract crowds of tourists in each city. That’s why some of them are totally different from the antique sites. They are so strange. They make you to think that the sculptor is totally crazy. But certainly this makes you curious that you want to see the sculpture.
There are a lot of monuments and sculptures in the world. But not all of them are worth to be visited or seen, although they represent true masterpieces. They all are made by famous people, sculptors, and painters. But not the name of their builders gives them the fame. It is hard to explain sometimes why a sculpture is the most visited, and another is not considered as the main tourist site. Tourists choose by themselves what should be seen and what should not. According to some statistics, the sculptures that seem to be very strange, gain the love and the attention of the public.
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