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PHOTOS: Giant playable violin erected in Varazdin

(Photo credit: Krešimir Đurić/Varazdinske Vijesti)

VARAZDIN, 13 January 2020 – A new playable violin sculpture named “Music” has been erected on Kapucinski Square in the centre of the Croatian city of Varazdin.  

The sculpture is the work of Nikola Vudrag, a local visual artist who had his first solo exhibition last year at the prestigious Galerie Carre d’artistes in Paris and was co-author of the 12-metre replica of Our Lady of Loreto in Primosten.  

The violin sculpture in the ‘city of Baroque music’, and location of the annual Varazdin Baroque Evenings, is over 3.5 metres tall and weighs 800 kilograms.  

The giant violin went up over Christmas (Photo credit: Krešimir Đurić/Varazdinske Vijesti)

The violin is made of weathering steel (corten), and is special in that passers-by are able to play it. 

Nikola Vudrag demonstrates his sculpture (Photo credit: Krešimir Đurić/Varazdinske Vijesti)

(Photo credit: Krešimir Đurić/Varazdinske Vijesti)

“I’m pleased with how the sculpture fits into the space. I’m just waiting for the square to get a little more greenery, so it’ll look even better,“ Vudrag said.

Nikola Vudrag (Photo credit: Krešimir Đurić/Varazdinske Vijesti)

The sculpture is a symbol representing the city’s connection with Baroque music and its tradition with music and music schools.

Photos: Krešimir Đurić/Varazdinske Vijesti

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