The Ringerbrunnen was built by the Braunschweig sculptor Prof. Jürgen Weber and set up in 1975 at the Schuhstrasse / Sack location in the pedestrian zone. The fountain sculpture stands on a cobblestone dome surrounded by a miniature moat.
The bronze sculpture depicts two wrestling heavyweights, with a standing figure lifting his counterpart in the air, thereby depriving him of the strength to attack. At the foot of the standing wrestler a lion's skin with a head can be seen, an indication that it is the representation of Hercules in his fight with the giant Antaeus. Names of critics of the artist Weber are inscribed in the suit of the raised figure. The motif can also be understood in a figurative sense as a struggle between the artist and his critics, in which the artist removes the ground from his critics.
December 12, 2017
The bronze sculpture represents two wrestling heavyweights, with a standing figure raises its counterpart in the air and thus takes his strength to attack. At the foot of the standing wrestler is a lion's head head, indicating that it is the portrayal of Hercules in his battle with Giant Antaeus. In the suit of the raised figure names of critics of the artist Weber are registered. Thus, in the figurative sense, the motif can also be understood as a struggle between the artist and his critics, in which the artist deprives his critics of the ground.
October 9, 2019
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