Father and Son Sculpture

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Father and Son Sculpture
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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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Angela S
Riga, Latvia114 contributions
Most famous sculpture
Oct 2020
Father and son is one of the most well-known sculptures in Tartu, is compares the proportions of an adult and a child and allows us to understand how amazing human body is.
Written 31 May 2021
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Taya
Tartu, Estonia6 contributions
Intergenerational awareness
Aug 2020 • Couples
Tartu is really aware of the process of aging and this monument proves it. The father and the son are the same height but of different age. Slightly surprising to see naked people in the middle of the street though.
Written 18 August 2020
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connierideout16
Playa del Carmen, Mexico421 contributions
Catches your eye
Aug 2020 • Couples
An unusual piece that certainly leaves you thinking or saying something. What exactly that is....well....that's for you to decide.
Written 3 August 2020
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KarenG
11 contributions
Why is the child so big?
Feb 2019
I came across this sculpture on a business trip in 2015, my only question is why is the child so big in comparison to it's father. Is it because they grow and we shrink with age? I don't know but it did get me thinking for a bit!
Written 4 January 2020
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Kist
Valga, Estonia6 contributions
Don't get it..
Dec 2019
It's one of those love or hate things and I'm leaning towards the latter. Hate is too strong a sentiment, but... I just don't get it. And usually, I like weird..
Written 4 December 2019
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Martin H
7 contributions
just 1 estonian sculpurist work! in centrum Tartu city. tartu its estonian universtite city!
Nov 2018
boom! just 1 estonian sculpurist work! in centrum Tartu city. tartu its estonian universtite city! summertime nice place to joint!
Written 9 October 2019
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Andrius
Vilnius, Lithuania17 contributions
What is Art?
Jun 2019 • Solo
This sculpture is one of those love-or-hate things. No one seems to be indifferent after having seen it. It is weird and I like it.
Written 28 September 2019
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Ian C
London, UK23,969 contributions
A statue with a variety of meanings
Sep 2019 • Couples
Located in a park, this unusual sculpture by Ulo Oun portrays himself and his 18 month old son, but of equal height. Different people have given it different meanings, but one is that it represents the changing periods in the father son-relationship through life.

One of several statues worth exploring in the centre.
Written 17 September 2019
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Tomas Fazė
Vilnius, Lithuania19 contributions
True art!
Feb 2019
Very interesting statue. I am not an art expert, but it made me to stop and to think about it for several minutes. True art!
Written 27 February 2019
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LudaP2001
Moscow, Russia14 contributions
A little odd
Jul 2018 • Family
The sculpture itself is a little odd. But my daughter loved it at the age of around 5 years old :) I believe it might entertain many other kids as well.
Written 27 February 2019
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