The Wall of Centuries

Kamennoostrovsky Ave, 26-28
Opened in
December 28, 2004
Kirill Miller

The wall of the centuries is the creation of the famous St. Petersburg artist Kirill Miller, located on the wall of the house 26-28 along Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt. These five bas-reliefs are dedicated to famous personalities and created for their centenary as a symbol of the interrelation of cultural traditions of XX century.

The first to appear was a monument to Salvador Dali. It is made in the form of twelve identical portraits of the artist, located on a diamond in a circle, resembling a kind of stone clock without arrows.

Nearby there is a memorable sign to the outstanding scientist- philologist and public figure Dmitry Sergeevich Likhachev, opened in January 2006. The scientist's picture is located in the center of the cross of the four scrolls.

A commemorative sign created by the artist for the centenary of the great composer Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich, who lived in this house, depicts a portrait of the composer, from which numerous rays of different lengths diverge. It was opened on September 12, 2006.

Two bas-reliefs are devoted to Daniil Kharms that were opened in 2005. On the first, made by Cyril Miller, the head of the writer is on top of an exclamation mark, a symbol of speech energy. The author of the second bas-relief is the Canadian sculptor Leo Mol. Daniil Kharms is depicted in profile, with a pipe in his mouth and hands in the pockets of his trousers.