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Father and Son' sculpture

Kuuni tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Sculpture in the city centre

It s a sculpture! It is in the city centre nea shopping centre kaubamaja, it looka interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Not your average decorative city sculpture

It is slightly disturbing and thought-inspiring. Of younger and older generation, of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Unveiled on Kuuni Street in Tartu on Child Protection Day on 1 June 2004, this bronze sculpture by Ulo Oun (1944-1988) is said by his widow Inara Oun to portray the sculptor himself with a child taking after their son Kristjan at the age of 18 months. The sculpture was created in 1977 before being cast in bronze in 1987. It was originally designed to be erected in Tallinn, but Tartu City Government bought the sculpture in autumn 2001.
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Kuuni tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It s a sculpture! It is in the city centre nea shopping centre kaubamaja, it looka interesting and a little bit unkomfortable!;) but you have to see ir and make a picture!

Thank AistePileckaite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is slightly disturbing and thought-inspiring. Of younger and older generation, of parent-children relations, of many things. It may be even worth to sit on a nearby bench and look at the sculpture and just think.

Thank acorna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the center, nice symbolic meaning and story. People dress the statues when it's winter sometimes

Thank ilabuf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can understand that the statue symbolizes the bond between a father and his son, but i still dont like it very much. A giant naked baby really isnt my thing.

Thank nublex
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Generally you cannot miss it on the promenade. And you understand that it is Father And son only when read it. From the distance it looks different. I maybe do not understand sculptors idea, but not sure (or cannot be convinced) why it was chosen...More

Thank BoWu
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The sculpture made by sculptor Ülo Õun (1940-1988) in 1977 depicts the author and his 1.5-year old son Kristjan. Apparently, the sculpture expresses ties between different generations and evolution, but some find it strange and even spooky. A must.

Thank Mariusz M
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Estonian sculpture of himself and young son but you equivalent height. Kids found joyful. Adults poignant.

Thank Pauleen L
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Bronze statue showing body proportions of humans in different age. Placed in the middle of pedestrian area

Thank Janneorro
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Its one of the famous sculptures in whole Estonia and you just have to make pictures with it 😊 its located in the centrum, so you cant miss it

Thank KatrinJ_est
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It is unusual sculpture - but it's really nice and giving some special impression to Tartu old town.

Thank Agnė S
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