Thomas Schütte's bronze sculpture Weinende Frau (Weeping Woman) is at the same time a fountain that was created for this site, rather the site with its brickwork was created for this relief. On a small knoll in a sheltered corner of the park, the visitor is confronted with the motif of a very private situation: weeping. We can think of this fountain figure — out of whose mouth water also streams — as a water dispenser and her abstract physiognomy as the theme of the cardinal humor of melancholy that the visitor encounters on his walk through the park.
Weinende Frau, 2011
Bronze, aeruginous, bricks
Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln
Aquired with help of the Kunststiftung NRW
© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, Photo: Veit Landwehr, Köln