Father and Son' sculpture, Tartu

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Though originally intended to be placed in Tallinn, Tartu's Father and Son' sculpture has come to serve as one of the city's most well-known pieces of public artwork. Cast in bronze by a grieving widow in 1987, the statue was purchased by the local city council in 2001 to preserve it. Visit the unusual sculpture, which depicts a toddler-aged son hand-in-hand with his father. You'll notice immediately that the child's dimensions are equal to those of his parent, creating a disorienting effect. Be sure to bring your camera, as many find posing next to a man-sized child to be a great photo opportunity. Arrange your visit to Father and Son' sculpture and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tartu using our Tartu online day trip planner .
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  • 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 promenad...  more »
  • Worth seeing when in Tart, in the middle of the city, can't miss it! Close to Kaubamaja shopping centre.  more »
  • Pretty strange sculptures installed on the pedestrian street of Tartu. Well, we've seen and not, for example, in Germany. What's funny, I never understood. 2 naked man-type child and adult. Dimensions of shapes are the same, but here are the proportions of the different bodies. Maybe in this case. And maybe something else. Like all extravagant and non-standard attracts attention. In this case, the composition looks like something doubtful, and even with the shapes with covered with certain places. But still I recommend. All better than the bronze pig.
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