Climbing children (1963) Julia Braendle

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About the artwork

At this gym building on the Aveling in Hoogvliet, a facade relief by artist Julia Braendle has been laid to the left of the entrance. It is a figurative stylized concrete relief of four Climbing children, who adopt a gymnastic posture. They do hare, acrobatics and proudly show their muscles. The relief seems to have been made in a series, because exactly such a work can be found in Charlois at the Krabbendijkestraat 238, presumably from the same mold. Only other manual ceramic inserts have been used, because that is a bit more refined here. The work is strongly linked to the function of the building.

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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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