Aan de oevers van de tijd -Spinvis-

Kga lekker pitten


They all did it


Female Nudes Embracing

This bold sculpture of larger-than-life embracing female nudes, is right in the heart of Brussels, Belgium, in front of the Finance Tower (Tour des Finances – Financiëntoren) building, directly across from the old city centre gardens known as Botanique – Kruidtuin. (Brussels is bi-lingual French and Dutch, so place names are in both languages here.) The Finance Tower, at 145 metres high, is said to be the second tallest building in Brussels, topped only by the South Tower (Tour du Midi – Zuidtoren) at 150 metres high.
In individualistic Belgian fashion, this is rather an evocative and erotically-themed sculpture for the front of a major financial centre building, which houses Belgian government financial bureaus as well as offices of commercial enterprises.
Of the two women in the sculpture, one is more classically feminine in appearance with longer hair, the other is more boyish-looking with a shorter hairstyle, though one quickly sees she also has unmistakably female breasts. The pose is enigmatic, with the shorter-haired woman firmly grasping the wrist of the longer-haired woman behind her back, almost wrestling her into submission, while both women look away from each other despite being nude and intimate.
At the base of the sculpture, a nameplate identifies the creator of this bronze sculpture as the ‘Fonderia D’Arte De Andreis, Milano’ (Milan, Italy). And an engraved inscription – a bit hard to read – gives a name that appears to be ‘Nat Helligan’, and the apparent dates 1952-1984.

Diam’s – Dans mes rêves – Vieilles Charrues 2006