Krakow with an ermine

Sylwia Besz - Fotologia

1800 Ottmar Hörl’s black & white ermines appear on the Maria Magdalena Square in Krakow. Hörl, the president of the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, has carried out projects connecting art and public space for many years. His works consist of thousands of identical plastic figures, referring to the most important, classic pieces of art or symbols of the city where a given work was created. In Krakow there’s world-class piece of art – Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine. The idea behind project was to use the image of the ermine from the painter’s work to create an installation.

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