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Man At Sea

December 18, 2011

In my previous post I introduced you to a sculpture in Esbjerg. The title of the sculpture is “Man At Sea”.  It portrays four men, who are watching the view over the Wadden Sea outside Esbjerg. The sculptor behind the work is the Danish artist Sven Wiig Hansen.

The stunning 9 meter high sculpture was erected in 1994 on the occasion of Esbjerg Municipality’s 100 th anniversary.

The sculpture is very noticeable in the flat wetlands – and attracts many people – and can develop many thoughts started ….

30 Comments leave one →
  1. December 19, 2011 5:02 am

    They do look bigger than life, and the second shot portrays it well. 🙂


  2. December 19, 2011 6:24 am

    Awesome. This is art from I like!!!!!!


  3. December 19, 2011 6:48 am

    Excellent! I love the perspective in these images. The middle one is my favorite


  4. December 19, 2011 3:07 pm

    These are wonderful! And I love the perspective in these images. 🙂


  5. December 19, 2011 3:49 pm

    You’ve shown us the size and the affect these sculptures have on people. I like the last one with the shadows.


  6. December 19, 2011 5:22 pm

    the middle one is my favourite. gives a sense of scale but adds a link between the sculpture looking out to sea and the seated man below.

    These make me think of the Easter Island heads …..


    • December 23, 2011 4:43 pm

      Hm, yes, maybe the artist has been inspired from those sculptures from Easter Island.


  7. December 19, 2011 7:26 pm

    I think they are wonderful sculptures – so strong. It’s interesting getting a sense of their size when compared to a person.


  8. December 19, 2011 10:27 pm

    VERY impressive!! I do like the different ways you’ve photographed these!


  9. December 19, 2011 11:50 pm

    Although these sculptures are modern, their rigidity reminds me of the statues of ancient Egypt and especially the large ones of Easter Island.


    • December 23, 2011 4:46 pm

      I guess you are right, that the artsts are often inspired from each other. Like photographers 😉


  10. December 21, 2011 6:26 am

    Fine komposisjoner, – liker det hvite mot det blå!
    Imponerende størrelse på disse skulpturene!
    Ønsker deg en god dag!


  11. December 21, 2011 7:58 am

    This monument is stunning! Well done! I would love to visit here. I think sunrise or sunset from this spot would be fantastic!


    • December 23, 2011 4:48 pm

      I would like to go there by sunset next time – they are looking towards west – and the sunset.


  12. December 22, 2011 5:42 am

    Truels, I love the last image and the viewpoint you captured. Great to see the comparison to people. Nice work.


  13. December 22, 2011 7:22 am

    Wonderful series


  14. December 22, 2011 10:36 am

    jolie série en bleu et blanc, bel endroit, belles photos.


  15. December 23, 2011 6:56 am

    Fantastic pictures ! I particularly like the last one with the small black silhouette walking towards the impressive sculptures as if to sit with them… A beautiful series, truels, a well worth visiting site.


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