These sculptures in Erfurt show two protagonists from the children’s show ‘Die Sendung mit der Maus‘ (The Show with the Mouse). Since 1971, this German TV series has been explaining complex facts in easy-to-understand terms. For entertaining the children, informative stories alternate with humourous clips. [German]
This sculpture represents a female hare. It is located on Tiergärtnertorplatz within sight of the Albrecht Dürer House. The artwork was created in 1984 by Jürgen Goertz. No doubt he plays with his work on the Young Hare, which was painted in 1502 by Albrecht Dürer. [German]
A challenge for attentive walks are the quotes on the house walls of Weimar. They inspire not only to look on gables, but also to reflect. This quote from Jules Renard made me pensive: “If you know life, please give me its address” (Wenn Sie das Leben kennen, geben Sie mir doch bitte seine Anschrift). What exactly makes us think we know life? [German]
Three music stands (Notenständer) with a height of four metres remind of the fact that Querfurt castle (Burg Querfurt) houses a school of music. Artist Ingo Güttler created these music stands which play music and form a sound-installation. The stands can be removed during those times the castle is used for festivals or as a set for movies.
These sculptures on the river Gera in Erfurt represent Käpt’n Blaubär and Hein Blöd. Both were stars in a German children’s comedy television series. Käpt’n Blaubär (Captain Bluebear) also appeard in the educational children’s television series Die Sendung mit der Maus.
This is one of four sandstone masks created by Peter Makolies in the years 1982/84 They are decorating the corners of the administration building of the Saxon State Opera generally known as the Semperoper. Continue reading →
Next to the WEIN+TRAUBEN Welt (Wine & Grapes Universum) of the Vinoversum in Poysdorf there is a sculpture park displaying works created by the sculptor Martin Messinger. The naked man and the lady standing at the road between Vienna and Brno are just eye catchers for the park which is hidden behind the wall.
Poysdorf, a place famous for its wine in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, is coverd with 100+ depictions of wine bottles each decorated by a different artist. Love No. 55 which I found in the beginning of the hollow way Radyweg.
‘Please take a seat but be careful don’t fall asleep!’ This sculpture named Little Sandman (Sandmännchen) refers to a German children’s bedtime television programme using stop motion animation. It happens to be that both parts of Germany, East and West, had broadcasted such a series with slightly different figures.