Monument to Juri Lotman

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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  • Tagg2244 Tagg2244
    Nice idea and humorous memorial

    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...

  • jeffthecheff jeffthecheff
    The most famous modern professor of the University

    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

  • Jacqueline A Jacqueline A
    Beautiful sculpture

    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...

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