De buildrager

The carrier

By
Constantin Meunier
Photographer
Hugo Maertens
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About this artwork

The theme of the dock worker was treated by Meunier several times in drawings, reliefs and isolated figures. The large figure of the carrier was realized to serve as one of the four corner figures for his Monument to work. The special artistic value of the work lies mainly in the original way in which he represents the worker. The work is socially inspired and aims to glorify the worker. The typical counter posture of Greek sculpture gives the worker the heroic allure of the ancient Greek statues.

The carrier
Photo number
0200007000
Inventory number
MID.KM.0684
The carrier
Photo number
0200007000
Inventory number
MID.KM.0684
The carrier
Photo number
0200007000
Inventory number
MID.KM.0684