Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Taunusanlage

Heine-Denkmal

Heine Monument

Heinrich Heine
Düsseldorf 1797 - Paris 1856
German poet and journalist (Wikipedia)
Georg Kolbe
Noack (Leipzig)
1913

Frankfurt am Main /  Heine-Denkmal   Frankfurt am Main /  Heine-Denkmal

Description

Two dynamically moving bronze figures on a pedestal. A naked youth with far outstrided dance pose, with at his feet a sitting woman, her head proud averted. The sculptor was inspired by a performance of the Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950) and Tamara Karsavina (1885-1878). On the base is a medallion portrait of Heine, inscribed HEINRICH | HEINE (this portrait dates from 1947, the original was lost after the monument was dismantled by the Nazis in 1933).

Frankfurt am Main - Heine-Denkmal

Signature

(sculpture) CKolbe | 13; (portrait) CK
H. NOACK | berlin - friedenau

Annotation

Inaugurated on Heine's birthday, 13 December 1913.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Dancer
  • Heine, Heinrich
  • Journalist
  • Karsavina, Tamara
  • Kolbe, Georg
  • Nijinsky, Vaslav
  • Noack (Leipzig)
  • Writer / poet
  • Location N 50°6'42" E 8°40'12"

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