3 Sculptures to explore in Netherlands
Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.
Exposure is a piece of public art that is created to react to the changing environment. Due to the changes caused by global warming, the concern is that of rising of sea levels. This life-size statue is placed in the crypt of the Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in England. It is probably the most mysterious sculpture by Antony Gormley. During rainy months the crypt floods and the floodwater combined with dull light creates a wonderful effect.
The statue of Anne Frank on the Janskerkhof in Utrecht is a statue of the German- Jewish girl Anne Frank who died at the age of fifteen during the Holocaust . Through her diary, Anne Frank has become a worldwide symbol of the victims of the Holocaust. The bronze statue was made by the Utrecht sculptor Pieter d'Hont.