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Art in the Streets of Shenyang, China

Last week, I reported on the art works I saw in the Streets of San Francisco and that reminded me of the art works I saw in the Streets of Manchurian city of Shenyang in China.  Below are several such pictures I took in May when I visited my family.

There were many sculptures in the park and in the residential compounds - fanciful and whimsical though artistic value was not particularly high.

Park Sculpture:
Sculpture in Park, Shenyang _ 8982

Sculpture in Street:
Sculpture, Shenyang _ 0193

Sculptures in Residential Compounds:
Sculpture inside Residential Compound, Shenyang _ 0266

Sculpture inside Residential Compound, Shenyang _ 9087

Sculpture inside Residential Compound, Shenyang _ 9083

Sculpture inside Residential Compound, Shenyang _ 9909

Sculpture inside Residential Compound, Shenyang _ 9906

Sculpture inside Residential Compound, Shenyang _ 9905

In shopping district, I saw relief on the ground in shapes of traditional Chinese coins, complete with inscriptions marking on the reign of the emperors:

Ancient Coin Relief on Ground, Shoppig District, Shenyang _ 9337

Shenyang was expanding its public transit system.  There were two subway lines opened last year and there were at least seven more under construction and some more streetcar and light-rail lines as well.  I saw some interesting subway stations, each station had distinctive floor and ceiling design, marking the specific locations.

Industrial Exhibition Hall Station:
Industrial Exhibition Hall Subway Station, Shenyang _ 9330

Industrial Exhibition Hall Subway Station, Shenyang _ 9333

Subway Station - Municipal Library Station (writings in various styles - 书, book):
Library Subway Station, Shenyang _ 0142

Library Subway Station, Shenyang _ 0148

I also like an imposing boat-shaped shelter at a bus stop:

Bus Stop, Shenyang _ 0050

Some utilitarian benches and walls made of cages and pebbles were pieces of art as well:

Pebble Benches, Shenyang _ 9106


Pebble Park Wall, Shenyang _ 8946

Pebble Park Wall, Shenyang _ 8945

Art did existing everywhere.  Even a shop door covered with advertisement looked like avant-garde art installtion:

Advertisement on Shop Gate, Shenyang _ 9053

And finally I saw this humble yet lovely flower pot on the sidewalk:

Flower Pot on Sidewalk, Shenyang _ 9052 


Label: Shenyang, Shenyang Trip 2012

Posted by Matthew Felix Sun on 7/4/12 | tags: architecture sculpture traditional pop realism graffiti/street-art figurative







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