Statues - Hither & Thither

Slovenia
Ljubljana
Osrednjeslovenska

Prešernov trg

France Prešeren

Vrba 1800 - Kranj 1849
Slovene poet, who has inspired virtually all later Slovene literature and has been generally acknowledged as the greatest Slovene classical author
(Wikipedia)
Ivan Zajec
k.k. Kunst-Erzgiesserei (Wien)
1905

Ljubljana /  France Prešeren   Ljubljana /  France Prešeren

Description

Bronze statue of the poet, facing the window where his adored Julija Primic used to live (there is a statue of her leaning out of window), and a sculpture of muse above him sitting on a rock and holding a laurel wreath in her hand. The poet is dressed in the outfit of the period and holds a book symbolising his Poems (Poezije). The sculpture of Prešeren is 3.5 metres (11 ft) high, and the entire monument is 9.6 metres (31 ft) high.

On the sides of the 'rock' are two bronze reliefs depicting scenes from Prešeren's Poems:

Ljubljana - France Prešeren
Slovo / Farewell, or Črtomir in Bogomila / Črtomir and Bogomila, scene from the poem The Baptism on the Savica.
Ljubljana - France Prešeren
Ribič / Fisherman, scene from the poem Fisherman.

Inscription(s)

PREŠEREN

Annotation

The model for the muse was Olimpia Pozatti, a dancer from Trieste.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Črtomir and Bogomila
  • Fisherman
  • Kunst-Erzgiesserei (Wien), k.k.
  • Muse
  • Prešeren, France
  • Statue
  • Writer / poet
  • Zajec, Ivan
  • Location (N 46°3'5" - E 14°30'22")

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