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Father and Son' sculpture

Kuuni tn, Tartu, Estonia
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It is a place you can pass and not notice the sculpture. They are located next to the Park on the... read more

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This sculpture gets you thinking about the changing proportions of the human form. I imagine that... read more

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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 yesterday via mobile

It is a place you can pass and not notice the sculpture. They are located next to the Park on the way to the old town. I saw them by accident. But I am glad that I saw it. Very funny sculpture. I enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This sculpture gets you thinking about the changing proportions of the human form. I imagine that is its intention. The overall effect is one of wierdness though

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can admire this interesting sculpture of the artist and his 1 1/2 year old son. It is situated in a lovely park.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Lonely Planet guidebook calls it the "creepiest" statue in town. Not sure I agree with that, especially since it is supposed to be a likeness of the sculptor and his son. It is, however, unusual, with the man and boy sculpted the same size...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The father and son statue is very ugly and hideous thing standing almost in the middle of the busy street. Luckily the surroundings are nicer now than they were before, so it is quite easy to miss.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Somehow humoristic and very realistic figures in the park. You are bound to stop and admire the way how the realism is captured in these figures

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The statue was originally intended to be placed in Tallinn. However, in 2001 it was purchased by the Tartu city council and on Child Protection Day on 1 June 2004, it was unveiled on the main promenade Küüni Street. The statue depicts a toddler-aged son...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Worth seeing when in Tart, in the middle of the city, can't miss it! Close to Kaubamaja shopping centre.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Very weird sculpture on the main promenade of Tartu. Just a sculpture of naked man and a baby. That all would be fine but dimensions of the baby is unproportional. I just don't understand what's that hidden point behind it all? Is there anything we...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Hard to miss this quirky but interesting status on Tartu's main walking street. It is worth a photo and several minutes of your time while walking around town.

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