Relief Wihan grave , Prague, Czechia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 50° 04.796 E 014° 28.307
33U E 462207 N 5547651
Quick Description: Náhrobek Hanuše Wihana na Olšanských hrbitovech v Praze // The tombstone of Hanuš Wihan at the Olšany Cemeteries in Prague
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/1/2019 12:15:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM11Q7E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
CZ: Autorem náhrobku violoncellisty Hanuše Vihana (1855 - 1920) je František Bílek (1872 - 1941) (visit link)
Bronzový reliéf je zasazen v kamenné desce, jež korunuje motiv kríže. Postavy jsou výrazne protáhlé a odené do rouch, mají tradicne zavrené oci. Muž hraje na housle a žena si prekvapive zacpává uši. Snad by to mohlo symbolizovat zdrcující fakt, že hudbu linoucí se z mistrova nástroje již nebude možné zaslechnout. Pod nohama dvojice nalezneme nápis se slovy: „Písen o vecném domovu.“

EN: The author of the tombstone of cellist Hanuš Vihan (1855 - 1920) is František Bílek (1872 - 1941) (visit link)
The bronze relief is set in a stone plate that crowns the cross motif. The figures are markedly elongated and dressed in robes, eyes are traditionally closed. The man plays the violin and the woman surprisingly plugs his ears. Perhaps it would symbolize the overwhelming fact that music flowing from the master's instrument could no longer be heard. Under the feet of the couple we find an inscription saying, "A song about the eternal home."
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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 1/1/1920

Website for sculpture?: [Web Link]

Where is this sculpture?:
1. obecní hřbitov, 7. odd.
Olšanské hřbitovy
Prague, Prague Czechia
130 00


Sculptors Name: František Bílek

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