'Vitruvian Man' in Shelton

A 16-foot high, three-dimensional interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” will be added to the Shelton Corporate Park’s sculptures in August.

Real estate developer Bob Scinto (right) chose artist Babette Bloch’s interpretation of the famous piece from proposed models from various international artists. A Connecticut artist, with sculptures throughout the United States and Europe, Ms. Bloch utilizes laser and water-cutting technology to create heavy-gauge stainless steel sculptures.

Her interpretation of “Vitruvian Man” is described as demonstrating an aesthetically pleasing interplay between time-honored Western European art history and modern industrial engineering and contemporary sensibilities. By grinding her signature etchings into the sculpture surface using hand-held power tools, Ms. Bloch evokes an illusion of depth and a fluidity of movement.

 

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