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Cesar Baldaccini's Thumb


A wonderful sculpture a "thumb" of Cesar Baldaccini is located in the heart of the business center of Paris. Thanks to it the business district Défense became famous for its decoration. The sculpture "thumb" is considered the central Cesar creation. By the way, each trip to Paris includes the visit of the famous French "thumb". This sculpture was created in 1965. It weighs eighteen tons, and it has the height of twelve feet.


The sculptor in 1950s was engaged in the creation of metal sculpture in the spirit of the avant-garde. They were mostly birds, animals and insects. Then he drew abstraction, he experimented a lot of with new materials. The result of these experiments became the bronze sculpture. The most interesting part of this sculpture is that the "thumb" is actually a bigger copy of the real thumb of the sculptor. Cesar made a mold of his thumb with a synthetic resin, and made it from metal.


Similarly, it is unclear why people admired so much this work. But, in fact, people really liked the sculpture so much that it even has multiple copies. The first sculpture Cesar Baldaccini's Thumb remained in Paris, and its price is around half a million. The second Cesar Baldaccini's Thumb went to a U.S. collector for about $ 1, 7 million. The third Cesar Baldaccini's Thumb is located in the municipality of Seoul. Thus, the sculpture that depicts the sculptor's thumb is incredibly in demand. People even dedicate poems to it.


The sculpture is considered a tourist site as it is an international gesture of good luck. That’s why it is liked not only by locals, but also by foreigners.

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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.
Enjoy your life spending great time admiring the craziest and the strangest sculptures you have ever seen.

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