The most interesting thing in art: Theo Jansen and his kinetic sculptures

On the Dutch beaches you can see a new kind of life. Strange creatures move around on dozens of feet by the wind, which inflates the large sails on their backs.

Engineer Theo Jansen who created a new life, called them strandbeests, which translated from Dutch means "beach animal." These sculptures don't have eyes, but they avoided the surf with the help of special antennas. The most amazing thing is that these creatures consist of plastic tubes.

the Engineer creates new life

the Dutch painter and sculptor Theo Jansen has won its fame due to the kinetic sculptures with distinctive arrangements that resemble skeletons of fantasy creatures.
First beach multilegged monsters Jansen began to create in the early 90-ies of the last century. A talented sculptor says that ever since he was unable to stop. Initially, his idea was that self-propelled creations were posted to collect the sand into dunes, thus acting in favor of Holland. But in the end the sculptor came to the delight of their Pets and did not pursue any practical purpose.

Theo Jansen sculptures which bewitch and surprise, traveled with them the whole world. Amazing circus of self-propelled structures everywhere expect and accept with enthusiasm.

Kinetic sculpture from the Netherlands

Designing a moving sculpture for more than seventeen years, Jansen said that makes his work so they could more naturally fit into the wild. The wind and the sun's rays perfectly highlight the uniqueness of kinetic animal.
Theo Jansen lives and works on the coast in the heart of the Hague. The Creator admits that the sea breeze is his main inspiration, the main thing in kinetic art – a move that allows you to see the work entirely.

Modern mechanics: how to operate the mysterious mechanisms

Any subsequent generation of beach sculptures differs from the previous one, becoming more modernized. Each time a design better adapted to the conditions of sandy beaches and better tolerate the impact of water and wind.

To create a frame TJ using cheap PVC pipe. The inside of the sculpture consists of plastic bottles filled with air. Coming into contact with the wind, the figures begin to move. Many of them can move even when there is no wind, accumulating air pressure.
a Talented sculptor Theo Jansen has invented such models that are securely attached to one place during a storm and even know how to recognize their own immersion in water. This extraordinary evolution is a deliberate step that the author did in order to replicate real life through art.

Windy the art of Theo Jansen in Moscow

exhibition of the Dutch sculptor called “a Kinetic life sandy beaches” took place in Moscow. She worked for several months at ENEA in the pavilion of “Space”. During the exhibition, the famous area into a beach, which was walking amazing and mysterious creatures.

exhibition was organized by the Polytechnic Museum, which moved to ENEA as a result of reconstruction of old buildings. And if the Museum was dominated by the cult of the machine, now it was replaced by new arrangements with intelligence.
Every time the exhibition of the talented engineer cause of the mass public interest and adoration. A real magician deserve to be called Theo Jansen. Sculptures driven by the wind, mysteriously hypnotizes spectators standing near them the whole day.