Sculptures and bridges of the Amsterdam School movement
Because people criticised the fact that Krop was given the opportunity to do so much work for the city of Amsterdam, other artists
were given a chance. In order for the project to remain aesthetically unified, specific
instructions were given on the size, material and themes that were to be used by the artists. Nine famous
Dutch artists recieved the image of a child to design. Every child was portrayed
with a toy or an animal, and the children of Krop posed for at two of these sculptures.
At the highest point of the bridge you see a rearing horse with a small girl
below it; this sculpture was created by Krop, and is meant to symbolise the “detachment/impartiality
of people throughout life.”
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