Ernst Abbe Monument in Jena

Ernst Abbe Monument in Jena

The monument to Ernst Abbe reminds me more of a temple than of a simple monument. A look through the glass increases the impression. The dainty image of the industrialist and social reformer Ernst Abbe rests on a massive herm and is optically framed by bronze plaques. [German]

The monumental building was planned by Henry van de Velde. Constantin Meunier created the four bronze plaques. The herm was created under the hands of Max Klinger.

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