Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Marbach am Neckar
Lkr. Ludwigsburg

Baden-Württemberg

Schillerhöhe

Tobias-Mayer-Denkmal, Himmelwärts und MondBoot

Tobias Mayer Monument, Skyward and Moon-Boat

Tobias Mayer
(Marbach am Neckar 1723 - Göttingen 1762)
German astronomer famous for his studies of the Moon
(Wikipedia)
Various sculptors
2011

Marbach am Neckar /  Tobias-Mayer-Denkmal, Himmelwärts und MondBoot

Description

Three sculptures made at the Sculptors Symposium in Marbach 2011. Only the first will stay permanent, the others will be removed:
  1. "ohne Titel" - Tobias-Mayer-Denkmal / Without title - Tobias Mayer Memorial. Stele with a semisphere with lines on it.
    Sculptor: Dieter Kränzlein

  2. Himmelwärts - Skyward, oakwood sculpture showing a bust with a gigantic mop of hair skyward.
    Sculptor: Gregor Oehmann

  3. MondBoot / Moon-Boat, oakwood boat with a marble moon.
    Sculptress: Birgit Rehfeldt

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Marbach am Neckar - Tobias-Mayer-Denkmal, Himmelwärts und MondBoot
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Marbach am Neckar - Tobias-Mayer-Denkmal, Himmelwärts und MondBoot
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Marbach am Neckar - Tobias-Mayer-Denkmal, Himmelwärts und MondBoot
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Marbach am Neckar - Tobias-Mayer-Denkmal, Himmelwärts und MondBoot
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Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Astronomer
  • Head
  • Kränzlein, Dieter
  • Mayer, Tobias
  • Oehmann, Gregor
  • Rehfeldt, Birgit
  • Ship / boat
  • Location (N 48°56'6" - E 9°15'24")

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    Item Code: debw180; Photograph: 28 September 2012
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