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Bloemkelk en sterrenhemel / Calyx and Starry Sky, Vinh Phuong (1993)

Bloemkelk en sterrenhemel / Calyx and Starry Sky, Vinh Phuong (1993)

This sculpture depicts a tobacco flower. A perforated tobacco leaf (having succumbed to a virus) served as the now absent shield. The calyx resembles an old-fashioned gramophone horn. The sculpture was created by Vinh Phuong (1959- ) for the new Botanical Centre (De Banaan) near De Dreijen Arboretum in 1993. It was relocated in 2010 […]

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De Ploeger / The Ploughman, Willem Reijers (1954)

De Ploeger / The Ploughman, Willem Reijers (1954)

This imposing sculpture carved from light limestone once adorned the IMAG building on Mansholtlaan (Institute for Mechanisation, Labour and Buildings). Following the demolition of the building, the gable stone was placed atop a low concrete plinth on the west side of Wageningen Campus, on a green lawn with other sculptures from the university collection, to

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Liggende figuur (De Arenlezer) / Reclining figure (Gleaner), Cor van Kralingen (1963)

Liggende figuur (De Arenlezer) / Reclining figure (Gleaner), Cor van Kralingen (1963)

A reclining man examines the underside of some leaves. Known as the Reclining Figure and later as the Cleaner, this sculpture by Cor van Kralingen (1908-1977) was installed in 1963 near the Laboratory for Insecticidal Research (LIO) at Marijkeweg 22 It depicts a person examining a plant for insects and disease. In 2009, the sculpture

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Vleermuizenwal / Bat Cave, Krijn Giezen (1998)

Vleermuizenwal / Bat Cave, Krijn Giezen (1998)

Krijn Giezen (1939- ) is known for transforming locally collected garbage and waste into landscape art. With Bat Cave, the idea was to recycle the surplus building materials used to construct the Lumen building. But the design sketches and material proposals weren’t received with enthusiasm. It simply wasn’t considered art. Yet art it certainly became,

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Fuga (V-vormen) / Fugue (Profiles in V), Ubbo Scheffer (1989)

Fuga (V-vormen) / Fugue (Profiles in V), Ubbo Scheffer (1989)

Fugue is the Latin word for flight, but in this case refers to the musical term denoting polyphonic music in which a theme constantly appears and disappears. Ubbo Scheffer (1925-1998) expressed this through two converging L-shapes, one in wood and the other in stone. Scheffer’s talent was two-fold: in addition to sculpting, he also had

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