There are two separate concrete sculptures, each with two mermaids, in Bologna’s Montagnola Park. They were created in 1888 by local artist Diego Sarti, for the 1888 National Art Exhibition. You can find many more photos and more information on the page I created for these sculptures here.
The Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno) in Bologna dates back to 1565, and was created by Jean de Boulogne, also known as Giambologna. It was a controversial artwork when it was created, and still raises eyebrows even today. The fountain, also known as “The Giant” is located exactly in the ancient center of […]
A fabulous sculpture, Der Seltene Fang (The Rare Catch) by Ernst Herter, is found in Berlin’s Viktoriapark. It depicts a fisherman struggling to keep hold of a twin-tailed mermaid caught in his net. Berlin’s Viktoriapark was opened in 1894, and features a large manmade waterfall (Kreutzberger Wasserfall) and several ponds, statues, sculptures and monuments. While most […]
The little Malente Mermaid sits on a rock just a few feet from a lakeside trail by the Dieksee Lake in northern Germany. She is a casual and carefree water sprite, playing with her hair while getting some sun. More details and pictures on the new page dedicated to this mermaid here.
Opposite the famous Széchenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest is the “Sellők díszkút” (mermaid fountain), created in 1978 by artists Jenő Kerényi and István Szabó. See more details and many more images at the full page for this fountain of mermaids, here.
News arrived just today of another mermaid sculpture – this time on Corsica, in the commercial harbor of Bastia. This mermaid sculpture was created by the Italian-French sculptor Gabriel Diana in 2002. The mermaid is made in bronze, and is seated on a rock of raw marble, between two large propeller blades (from a propeller whose third […]
After spending a fabulous morning in Monaco and Èze, we just happened to spot this completely unexpected sculpture of a mermaid mother with her child as we were driving home along the coast. Located by the marina in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, the sculpture was created in 1997 by Natasha Jusopov, who also sculpted the Lorelei statue in […]
An unusual mermaid is found in Majus Park on the Hajógyári Island, located in the Danube River as it cuts through the city of Budapest. The statue was reportedly created in 1982 by Szabó Gábor. Like the mermaid in Warsaw, this mermaid holds a shield, possibly an indication of a similar legend of the city […]
The Rockefeller Center in New York City has an immense amount of art and sculptures. Rockefeller Plaza is just one section of the overall Center, but is rich in art on its own, including the very famous Prometheus sculpture by sculptor Paul Manship, which is probably the best known and most photographed sculpture in New […]
In the Bay of Obama (inside Wasaka Bay in the Sea of Japan) you will find Mermaid Beach on the edge of the city of Obama. Two mermaid statues are found here, commemorating both national and local legends. They were installed in April 1976 as part of an upgrade and renovation of this area. The […]