Olivier Strebelle

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Olivier Strebelle is a Belgian sculptor born in Brussels on 20 January 1927.

Belgian sculptor Olivier Strebelle talks with a group of American writers in his home/studio outside Brussels in January 2009.

His monumental (usually bronze) sculptures adorn many public places in Brussels as well as in Germany, Israel, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States.

Strebelle, 82, has been a prolific artist for more than 60 years, and his works are found in private collections and public settings around the world. His style has evolved from robust, organic abstract forms to the sinuous lines seen in "Athletes' Alley," on the site of the Beijing Olympic Games.

At more than 340 feet long and 65 feet high, the sculpture is made up of five modules of interlaced stainless steel tubes. Seen from the side, it appears to be a collection of graceful yet fragmented shapes. But viewed from a designated point, the composition reveals five figures carrying the Olympic rings.

"The Abduction of Europa" in Moscow's Square of Europe

His sculpture "The Abduction of Europa" (French: L'Enlèvement d'Europe) has been on display in the Square of Europe, Moscow since September 2002.

See also[edit]

  • Athletes Alley A sculpture designed by Strebelle for the 2008 Olympic Games.

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