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Monument to Juri Lotman

W. Struve tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Horrible example of modern "art"

The "statue" of famous professor Lotman that is situated infront of the Tartu University library... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tartu, Estonia
Nice idea and humorous memorial

Having read Lotman's pioneering "Semiotics of Cinema" (1976), I was delighted to find his... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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The long-serving professor of the University of Tartu was one of the brightest scientists in 20th century Tartu. Lotman studied the history of Russian literature and culture and general regularities of culture. He laid the foundation of cultural semiotics and was the founder of the Tartu-Moscow school of semiotics. The monument to the world-famous culturologist and semiotician, which consists of pipes, water and light, was opened on 6 October 2007. The idea for the sculpture made of 15 m of steel pipe is based on the self-portrait of Juri Lotman.Authors of the monument: Mati Karmin, architect Andres Lunge.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
5 Sep 2016
“Nice idea and humorous memorial”
2 days ago
“Horrible example of modern "art"”
W. Struve tn, Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The "statue" of famous professor Lotman that is situated infront of the Tartu University library. It is ok looking as a fountain and offers a good sitting place for studying and book reading, but as a statue it looks like a pile of bent pipes....More

Thank nublex
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Having read Lotman's pioneering "Semiotics of Cinema" (1976), I was delighted to find his self-caricature in 3D spouting out water in this fountain feature near Tartu University Library. You can also sit on one of the two memorial Lotman benches by the old cathedral on...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

An interesting fountain when it is actually working but could use some explanation and could add a splash of color like the fountains in Paris

Thank jeffthecheff
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Accidentally stumbled across this sculpture when there was a cycling event happening in town, beautiful steel-pipe sculpture dedicated to Yuri Lotman, whom was a professor of the University of Tartu and one of the greatest scientists from Estonia.

Thank Jacqueline A
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