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Thursday, 17 June 2010

The Well of Life

One of my favorite spots in Zagreb – Zdenac života (The Well of Life*) – made by a very famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović in 1905. I've showed you a detail of it some time ago. Every figure or a pair of figures represent a stage in a human life, from a little just born child to the old age. They are all gathered around water which also has a strong symbolic note because water is life. One thing that impresses me most is the fact that Ivan Meštrović did  this piece when he was only 22 years old and still in art school.

*Some translate it as The Source of Life, but in Croatian zdenac literally means well.

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