Climbing figures (1963) Julia Braendle

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About the artwork

During the construction of this gymnastics building on Krabbedijkestraat 238, a facade relief by Julia Braendle was built in the facade next to the entrance. It is a figurative stylized concrete relief of four children playing, who have climbed onto each other and assume a gymnastic posture. They do hare, acrobatics and proudly show their muscles. The relief seems to have been made in a series, because in Hoogvliet on the Nederhage 10 exactly such a concrete relief can be found, probably from the same mold. The ceramic inlaid blue pieces are slowly disappearing.

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About the artist

Juliana Francisca Maria Tosco Brändle, or Julia Braendle (Rotterdam, 1929 - Bingelrade, 1982) has Swiss nationality and attends arts and crafts school (Kunstgewerbeschule) in Zurich and the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam. She lived since 1969 in Bingelrade (South Limburg), where she dies on 30 September 1982. She is a watercolorist, illustrator, monumental art artist, sculptor, glass painter and enamel. It also decorates existing tiles and other ceramics. Her work is for sale at art dealers.

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