Finnish National Gallery – Art Collections – Passio Musicae, Final Study for the Sibelius Monument

http://kokoelmat.fng.fi/wandora/w?imagenum=0&lang=en&action=gen&si=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.muusa.net%2FE42_Object_Identifier%2FA-2004-66&imagesize=1

In 1967,Helsinki chose a thirty tons fountain of hand-textured stainless steel tubes to celebrate Sibelius.
Too abstract for the time? There were heated discussions against Eila Hiltunen’s work, although one can easily recognise a sound’s reproduction (or even flutes or organ pipes).
Here is the ‘Final study for the Sibelius Monument, Passio Musicae’,1961. You can imagine rough grave sounds and crystal clear, polished high ones. It is a very expressive visual metaphor of music, I love it.


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