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Father and Son' sculpture

Kuuni tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Weird

Just like the kissing students statue, this is also (in)famous. Very weird if you stand in front of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Urspeter
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New York
Walk by and take a pic

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie N
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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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 good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Kuuni tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 11 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
Reviewed 9 June 2017

It is slightly disturbing and thought-inspiring. Of younger and older generation, of parent-children relations, of many things. It may be even worth to sit on a nearby bench and look at the sculpture and just think.

Thank acorna
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Located in the center, nice symbolic meaning and story. People dress the statues when it's winter sometimes

Thank ilabuf
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I can understand that the statue symbolizes the bond between a father and his son, but i still dont like it very much. A giant naked baby really isnt my thing.

Thank nublex
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Generally you cannot miss it on the promenade. And you understand that it is Father And son only when read it. From the distance it looks different. I maybe do not understand sculptors idea, but not sure (or cannot be convinced) why it was chosen...More

Thank BoWu
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The sculpture made by sculptor Ülo Õun (1940-1988) in 1977 depicts the author and his 1.5-year old son Kristjan. Apparently, the sculpture expresses ties between different generations and evolution, but some find it strange and even spooky. A must.

Thank Mariusz M
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Estonian sculpture of himself and young son but you equivalent height. Kids found joyful. Adults poignant.

Thank Pauleen L
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