Ólöf Pálsdóttir

  • Year : 1950
  • Height : 75 cm
  • Width : 30 cm
  • Category : Skúlptúr
  • Sub-category : Málmskúlptúr

Location: Fríkirkjuvegur in front of Kvennaskólinn. Girl is an unassuming statue of a young girl. She is kneeling and her body is a realistic replica of a young girl, apart from the particular form of the head. Her hands rest in her lap and she looks straight ahead. In 1964, a journalist who wrote about the increasing number of statues in the city centre commented the following on this sculpture by Ólöf: “One thing that grabs the attention is the sculptures. Fortunately, the numbers of statues in public places continue to rise, to everyone’s pleasure. In Hallargarður Park I met two children who were looking at the beautiful Girl by Ólöf Pálsdóttir which was installed there this summer. The children could not agree on the age of the girl, they looked at her for a long time and speculated. Artworks are not merely a decoration. Beautiful art helps direct all our minds onto the right track, to the benefit of all.” Later, a bronze cast of Girl was sold to Aarhus where it stands in a beautiful tree garden.

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