Beethoven Bridge

City sculptor Hildo Krop (1884- 1970) made two bridge ornaments for the bridge over the Zuider Amstelkanaal near the Beethovenstraat. Let’s take a look at both of them:

  1. Two babies embracing each other, surrounded by a (cabbage) leaf with the title ‘New life’ (Nieuw leven).
  1. A naked human couple seated between two raised hands: ‘The hands of the creator’ (De handen van de maker).

Can you think of another image that represents ‘new life’ for you?

How do you consider your own existence: made by ‘the hands of the creator’ or otherwise?