Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Taunusanlage

Beethoven-Denkmal

Beethoven Memorial

Ludwig van Beethoven
Bonn 1770 - Wien 1827
German composer and pianist
(Wikipedia)
Georg Kolbe
Noack (Leipzig)
1951

Frankfurt am Main /  Beethoven-Denkmal   Frankfurt am Main /  Beethoven-Denkmal

Description

Three bronze larger-than-life-sized figures, forming an allegorical interpretation of human ingenuity. They show, though facially not identifiable at first glance and therefore be understood allegorically, in the middle of 'Beethoven' in athletic shape, the powerful arms crossed over his chest, as he was ready to clear all resistance out of the way. He is accompanied by two female figures, symbols of inner voices: on the left 'Meditating' and on the right 'Calling', shown as graceful, amazonian women.

Inscription(s)

DEM GENIUS
BEETHOVEN

Signature

CK
guss: h. noack berlin

Annotation

Inaugurated 16 June 1951.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°6'46" E 8°40'12"

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