Man sheep (1966) Adri Blok

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About the artwork

This Man sheep Despite its name, van Adri Blok is a goat. The sculpture is a bit more dangerous than most bronze animals, of which Rotterdam has a lot of them in the outdoor space. The whole body expresses the tension of a sheep about to attack. Not only does it bend its horned head, the four legs are also angled to express the moment when the animal pushes off to attack.

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About the artist

Adriana Cornelia Blok (Rotterdam, 1919 - 1990) was born in Charlois and was educated at the academy of visual arts in Rotterdam. She was one of the first sculptors in the Netherlands to make concrete reliefs. There are several bronze statues of her in Rotterdam, such as Koos Speenhoff and the Drum bearing.

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