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Well of Life

Ivan Meštrović
B.T. Srpek (Brandýs nad Labem)

Zagreb /  Zdenac života   Zagreb /  Zdenac života


Circular sculpture around a well, depicting ten naked figures, a child, a love couple and an old man, in natural size that crouch and twist their bodies around a well which contains water. Strong facial expressions of the figures show the joy of life which alternated rhythmically makes life cycle. Figures are watching their reflections in the water, while their bodies appear to have been frozen in motion. Figures are arranged so that they would show to viewer the purpose of the well, desire for life and joy, which can be seen best in young characters that are hugging and kissing, which are opposed to the old man who is at the end of his life, and looks with grief into the well, a symbol of life. Sculpture depicts man's natural cycle, from birth to death


meštrović mcmv
b.t. srpek

Zagreb - Zdenac života


Sources & Information


  • Fountain
  • Lovers
  • Man (old)
  • Man and woman
  • Meštrović, Ivan
  • Srpek (Brandýs nad Labem), B.T.
  • Stages of Human Life
  • Woman with child
  • Location (N 45°48'35" - E 15°58'12")

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    Item Code: hr060; Photograph: 8 September 2016
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