Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sculpture in Luxembourg

At the entrance to the Jean Monnet building in Kirchberg in Luxembourg where our conference was held last week is this sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. It is one of a series he has created and which have been situated at prominent sites and buildings across the world. More information about it here.

It's not difficult to guess that it is titled Non-Violence. It's the kind
of thing that gives sculpture a bad name. Realistic it's not. If you straightened out the gun barrel it would be much longer than it should be. You may glance at it and say Great! Sculpture I can understand. But what's the point? Does it make anyone consider the question of violence or aggression? Of course not.

Not far away there's another sculpture, picture below, which is much m
ore interesting. There's no information on or near the piece to identify it and I have failed to find anything on the internet about it but to me it's much more interesting. What is it supposed to represent? It's sculpture so it's up to you to decide.

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