Statues - Hither & Thither

Lithuania
Šiauliai
Šiaulių apskritis

Tilzes gatvė 151

Skaitantis žmogus

Reading Man

Henrikas Orakauskas
1983

Šiauliai /  Skaitantis žmogus   Šiauliai /  Skaitantis žmogus

Description

Sculpture of a man with his eyeglasses (missing) in his hand.

Annotation

The man of the old times, standing on a cobbled pavement, is not just an ordinary person he can read. Elderly residents of Šiauliai may find his silhouette slightly familiar. The Reading Man has come from the old press of Šiauliai: the same hand raised his eyeglasses, the same irony. Now it minds of the old times when Šiauliai was a major centre of press, that it has a few printing shops, and that not far from place where the sculpture now stands well-known A. Jakavicius' bookshop was situated.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 55°55'54" E 23°18'56"

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