Ali and Nino - The Statue of Love - printable 3D model
Modelled in Rhinoceros Rendered in Keyshot Print ready .stl file included
“Man and Woman” is an 8 meter (26 foot) tall moving steel sculpture by Georgian sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze. Located in the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia, the two figures represent a Muslim boy, Ali, and a Georgian princess, Nino, from a famous 1937 novel by Azerbaijani author Kurban Said. A rough translation of this pseudonym would translate as “someone of sacred descent who has been sacrificed” which is the exact theme of this grand love story. The real author of the book remains unknown to this day. The tragic love story ends with Ali and Nino separated by the invasion of Soviet Russia. This aggression has changed millions of real peoples lives, so the depicted drama might have really happened.
The love statue begins to move every day at 7 p.m., merging for a short embrace, before leaving each other behind. After 10 minutes the movement is complete. The love sculpture was designed in 2007 but only installed in 2010. It has since been retitled “Ali and Nino.”