Monument to Juri Lotman

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Monument to Juri Lotman
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The long-serving professor of the University of Tartu was one of the brightest scientists in 20th century Tartu. Lotman studied the history of Russian literature and culture and general regularities of culture. He laid the foundation of cultural semiotics and was the founder of the Tartu-Moscow school of semiotics. The monument to the world-famous culturologist and semiotician, which consists of pipes, water and light, was opened on 6 October 2007. The idea for the sculpture made of 15 m of steel pipe is based on the self-portrait of Juri Lotman.Authors of the monument: Mati Karmin, architect Andres Lunge.
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timisaacson
Tartu, Estonia19 contributions
Apr 2018
Easy to find this metal sculpture on Vanemuise just up from the Vanemuine theatre. A walk around the metal pipe sculpture brings the form into a perfect outline portrait of this significance academic. Unfortunately insensitively encroached on in the last 8 months by some University signage.
Written 26 April 2018
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andrasz
London, United Kingdom557 contributions
Aug 2017 • Business
It must have been nice as conceived, but when I saw it it was just a mass of twisted pipes, the fountains did not work and just a little stale water was left at the bottom of the pool. Definitely not something to go out of the way for.
Written 14 August 2017
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nublex
Tartu, Estonia19 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
The "statue" of famous professor Lotman that is situated infront of the Tartu University library. It is ok looking as a fountain and offers a good sitting place for studying and book reading, but as a statue it looks like a pile of bent pipes. It really takes some fantasy to recognize the features of Lotmans face in that. So in conclusion a nice pool of water to sit next to on a sunny day but not much to look at.
Written 27 July 2017
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Tagg2244
Liverpool, UK141 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
Having read Lotman's pioneering "Semiotics of Cinema" (1976), I was delighted to find his self-caricature in 3D spouting out water in this fountain feature near Tartu University Library. You can also sit on one of the two memorial Lotman benches by the old cathedral on Tomemägi hill. Great scholar, good memorials.
Written 5 September 2016
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jeffthecheff
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States47 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
An interesting fountain when it is actually working but could use some explanation and could add a splash of color like the fountains in Paris
Written 25 April 2016
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manucanuck
Hong Kong, China1,800 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
Accidentally stumbled across this sculpture when there was a cycling event happening in town, beautiful steel-pipe sculpture dedicated to Yuri Lotman, whom was a professor of the University of Tartu and one of the greatest scientists from Estonia.
Written 24 June 2015
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