City Daily Photo’s Theme for December is Circles/Spheres. With the Red Sea as its backdrop, this sculpture, called “Circle and Square,” is one of dozens located along Jeddah’s Corniche, the boardwalk that stretches for miles and miles along the coast. It is made of marble and was originally thought to be created by a group of Belgian artists who made many of the marble sculptures in this area. However since this post was published, I have found out that this piece should be credited to Francois Kovacs, a Hungarian physician and artist who lived most of his life in Belgian. For the interesting story about how this discovery happened, please click here.
Jeddah is home to the world’s largest open air art museum and has made art available to everyone by integrating it throughout the cityscape. To see more photos of Jeddah’s amazing public art and to learn more about the sculptures of Jeddah, click here.
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