A touching statue by Käthe Kollwitz’s of ‘Mother with her Dead Son’. This sculpture is situated in a stark bare room right under the open oculus, and so is exposed to the rain, snow and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolising the suffering of civilians during World War II. At the New Watchouse (Neue Wache). Unter der Linden, Berlin.
In 2014, there are stories of conflict and suffering all around the world, and I can’t think of a better message to post on as the first blog post for this year!
In the New York Botanical Gardens stand 4 imposing 15 foot tall painted fibre glass statues sculpted by the famous Philip Haas. Each statue represents a particular season of the year, and have been inspired by the renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The picture is of Winter, a foreboding season of creeping ivy, mossy scarred bark and bare branches.
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