SIBELIUS MONUMENT

Dedicated to the Finish musician Jean Sibelius, this impressive work of art is located in the centre of Sibelius Park in Helsinki. The sculpture is made from stainless steel and consists of 600 stainless steel tubes. It was designed by the architect Elia Hiltunen and built in 1967. While the inauguration of “Passio Musicae”, as the sculpture is also known, drew criticism from those who were less fond of contemporary art, the work is now one of the most visited and beloved sights in the Finish capital.

A small reproduction of the monument is located at the UNESCO offices in Paris, while another celebrated work by Hiltunen that is very similar to the Sibelius Monument is found at the United Nations in New York City.

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