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Friday, September 2, 2011

Fountain Carousel of Marriage - Nuremberg

 Fountain of "Carousel of marriage" (or "Marriage Carousel") on the square in front of the White Tower Ludwigpatz, began creating in 1977. And finished the fountain, already in 1984th ...

The White Tower itself (Weiber Turm - built in 1250), which is located next to the fountain, which is part of the fortifications was originally a fortress in Nuremberg, later became the "input" in the subway. A subway ventilation shaft, derived almost in the middle of the area, demanded "an aesthetic disguise." It was decided to set in place out of the fountain of mine ...
The author of this fountain, following the art contest, was Jurgen Weber . Composition fountain was created after the famous poem by Hans registry office «bittersweet married life."
 In his poem describes a scene-Grib stages of family life - from first passion before his death ... After the discovery of the fountain were long debates about the degree of propriety, the figures of its parts ... Watch and judge for yourself ...

Light and dark side of family life in the circulation of "marital" carousel reflected in the form of six sculptural groups: Love - A young couple in bed swan;
 Mature couple, Chained together the eternal quarrel;
Skeletons of a husband and wife continue to strangle each other, and after his death, sitting on the back of a huge lizard-dragon, who appeared from the depths of hell ... The lizard's leg can be seen the inscription, "07/01/1977" - the date the new law on divorce in Germany;
 Family idyll on the Pelican box. A young mother feeds her child with apples. Pelican as a symbol of maternal love;
Downtrodden and helpless poor husband and wasteful tiranka - wife, eats a piece of cake taken away from her husband. Please note - a plate full of women, and muzhichek thin and bare;
 A young girl, like Venus on the canvas of Botticelli, out of the shell. Naga and beautiful ...
 Shrub roses, "effuse" in stone on one side of the fountain, reminiscent of the inevitable eternal rest, and waiting spouses and lovers ...

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