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Father and Son' sculpture

Kuuni tn, Tartu, Estonia
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What's the point?

Very weird sculpture on the main promenade of Tartu. Just a sculpture of naked man and a baby. That... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DejanNS72
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Novi Sad, Serbia
Quirky but interesting

Hard to miss this quirky but interesting status on Tartu's main walking street. It is worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
skink
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Falls Church, Virginia
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Kuuni tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank DejanNS72
Reviewed 1 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.

Thank skink
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Dead easy to find and very amusing even if the son looks a bit big. Shiny penises betray tourist handling

Thank Johncon13
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Just good to pass sit as it is near you way when you go from Kaubamaja to go to see Town Hall. This is the same level when you walk, so you can take the picture with this statue when you like.

Thank Piia E
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Statues in public places are boring more often than not, this is a refreshing exception. A simple idea executed in a straight forward manner, yet a very memorable one.

Thank andrasz
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a lesson about human body, you can explain to the children, how the proportions of the body are changing by age. But read the story yourself before.

Thank Pii L
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Just like the kissing students statue, this is also (in)famous. Very weird if you stand in front of it. Still do not know whether I like it or not.

Thank Urspeter
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It's cute. Or maybe creepy. It will get a fun conversation started on social media. Go take a picture.

Thank Stephanie N
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The baby son has the same size as the father. A funny way to stimulate a second better look. This is art.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 10 June 2017 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
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