Katharina Fritsch's eye-catching sculptures come to Cantor's courtyard


An enormous purple egg; a gigantic, yellow human skull; a large white snake; and life-size depictions of St. Catherine and St. Nicholas in deep red and bright green, respectively, have come to visit the courtyard of Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center.

Created by German sculptor Katharina Fritsch, the playful, eye-catching work (titled 6th Still Life, or 6. Stilleben) draws inspiration from religious symbolism and the traditional, pre-1700s still life artistic arrangements, which often contained religious and allegorical themes.

According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Cantor head Susan Dackerman is hoping the approachable, Instagram-worthy sculpture installation will prove to be irresistible selfie-bait, and help attract more Stanford students and younger folk in general to the museum.

The exhibition will be on view through April, 2020. More information is available at museum.stanford.edu.

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