Soviet Mosaics and More
April 24, 2019 1:03 AM   Subscribe

Monumental Almaty is a project to document, research, and preserve works of monumental art in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

By the creator of Walking Almaty
posted by frimble (9 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
 
Almaty is monumental.
posted by L.P. Hatecraft at 1:25 AM on April 24


Wow, what a labor of love that site is. Fantastic stuff - be sure to click through on the images collected on the various "mosaic," "relief sculptures," etc. pages for more images of the larger works. Incredible find, frimble, thanks.
posted by mediareport at 3:48 AM on April 24


Good post. Thanks.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:14 AM on April 24


These are so beautiful and interesting, thanks for the post! It's making me sad that there's so much of the world I'll never see, but also so happy that people want to show the amazing stuff around them.
posted by bile and syntax at 6:05 AM on April 24


Wow these are really beautiful. There's something art deco-y about them that pushes the right buttons for me. I'm a huge fan of folk art, in general. This one was my favorite.
posted by FirstMateKate at 7:40 AM on April 24


Holy crap those are beautiful.
posted by chimpsonfilm at 9:00 AM on April 24


Tremendous.
(Maybe I missed it) but I would like (please) a broader view of the buildings themselves - to see how the mosaics sit on the building and the building on the street ... here in Berlin there are a couple huge mosaics that up close are beautiful but also from further away impressive in yet another way.
posted by From Bklyn at 9:09 PM on April 24


I missed it! This is awesome!
posted by From Bklyn at 3:48 AM on April 25


(Maybe I missed it) but I would like (please) a broader view of the buildings themselves - to see how the mosaics sit on the building and the building on the street ... here in Berlin there are a couple huge mosaics that up close are beautiful but also from further away impressive in yet another way.

The Calvert Journal has some Almaty photo features, including ones about mosaics that might scratch that itch as well!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:51 PM on April 28


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