Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Looking out for Mariners




In 1924 the sculptor Svend Rathsack and Ivar Bentsen won the competiion for a Maritime Monument on Langelinie, part of Copenhagen's waterfront. It was unveiled in 1928.

After beginning his artistic career as a painter, Rathsack turned exclusively to sculpture in 1913. In Denmark he is known for statues of standing figures such as Standing Woman [1940-41] and the Hunter (1941, some of his last works.

Ivar Bentsen was a Danish architect and professor who was a central figure in both the Bedre Byggeskik-bevægelsen (Better Building Practices movement), Neo-classicism and functionalism .

-RS