Almost half of the works on the monument dedicated to Stefan Nemanja, located in the Savski Square in Belgrade, have already been completed and cast in bronze, with the first parts of the moment due to arrive in Belgrade from Moscow in May this year.
Famous Russian sculptor, Alexander Rukavishnikov, whose studio in Moscow is making this monumental sculpture that will stand at 28-metres-high, said he liked the project very much.
„I was afraid that the best solution for the monument would not be chosen, since context is very important for any monument. However, the winning solution, created by the team from Madrid, Mark Fenvick and Javier Iribarren, is not only contemporary, but also very clean and crisp“, said Rukavishnikov during Serbian delegation’s visit his studio. Rukavishnikov was visited by Nikola Selaković, Secretary General of the President of the Republic of Serbia, Goran Vesić, Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Andrea Radulović, Deputy Speaker of the Belgrade City Assembly, Milutin Folić, City’s Chief Urban Planner and Ivan Karl, City’s Secretary for Culture.
During their visit, the Serbian delegation met the sculptor and visited the foundry where the monument was cast.
The monument will be located in the middle of the Savski Square and will be visible from the Slavija Square. The postament is a cracked Byzantine helmet, that is being used to make Stefan Nemanja’s scepter. On the outer part of it, the postament will feature two most significant endowments of Stefan Nemanja – monasteries Studenica and Hilandar.
Russian sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov was chosen at a international competition to make the monument.
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