Table of Silence
Table of Silence
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Catalin T.
Bucharest, Romania898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Situated in the same central park as Gate of Kisses this round stone table with its chairs stand proud near Jiu's River banks. is the first of the three symbols of Tg Jiu urban sculptures by Brancusi. Enjoy !
Written May 23, 2020
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Owen M
Cambridge, UK195 contributions
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May 2022
One cannot divorce this sculpture from the Gate of the Kiss and the Avenue of Seats. They represent the beautiful simplicity of Brancusi and his invitation to stand and consider. The table is at one end of the avenue and, especially with the trees as a backcrop, exquisite.
Written June 5, 2022
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania12,973 contributions
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Aug 2022
Another creation of Constantin Brancusi - the Table of Silence - another masterpiece from the forefather of modern sculpture.
Part of the Heroes Memorial Ensemble of Targu Jiu - dedicated to the heroes of WWI - the work of art consists of a round table in the middle and 12 chairs around it - with hourglass shapes.
Symbolism is strong - some consider it to symbolize the supper of the soldiers going into battle for the last time -hence the hourglass stools ... some find parallels to the Last Supper - the 12 Apostol's around Jesus ..
Most likely it signifies something else and the sense and symbols are in the mind and the eye of the beholder.
Bottom line is , when in Targu Jiu you shall check it out , it is a definite must view, it is on public display and it is another manifestation of the genius of Constantin Brancusi - so make sure when you are in Targu Jiu you don't miss it.
Written November 20, 2022
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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴
Kolios, Greece5,199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This is something that should not be missed while visiting Targu-Jiu. Table of Silence is one of the three most famous works of art done by Constantin Brancusi, the famous local sculptor. Located in Central Park, you cannot miss it, its right after the Kissing Gate in straight line towards the river.
Written October 2, 2018
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globetrotter55
Bucharest, Romania2,950 contributions
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Jul 2020
There is a deep symbolism in the limestone monuments, during a route of 1,753 meters, which starts from the Table of Silence and reaches, crossing the city, to the Endless Gratitude Column to the Heroes of the Nation. It’s a homage to the soldiers who fell in the First World War, and the meaning is obviously related to that.

Regarding the Table of Silence, there is a Christian dimension of the mass, a table of communion and confession, of peace and silence, a philosophical table, those 12 seats can be the 12 apostles. Then, on the route there are 30 chairs, in the shape of an hourglass, represent the passage of time.

The route passes through the Kiss Gate, which has a special significance, being interpreted as the Gate of Heaven, as a triumphal arch of the soldiers' victory.

The Kiss Gate has an architrave that is like a dowry box, therefore being a wedding gate. Speaking of heroes, of young men who had fallen in the war, some of them unable to kiss a girl, they went to marry Death.

The route leads to the Infinite Column and passes through the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.

There is a route of the burial ritual, when young soldiers say goodbye to life in a last meditative state, walking their way to the Kiss Gate. As the funeral procession has stops, they are marked by those 30 seats, in five groups each. Into the church, there is the last ritual that the priest performs and we reach the Column, like a Staircase of Jacob, of the ascension of souls to Heaven.

The traditional funerary pillar is present in this meaning of the Infinite Column, as a row of rhombohedrons. Each rhombohedron is 1.80 meters in size, which means it is a human state, therefore there is an infinite number of people to Heaven. Infinite Column is a pillar, a funeral tree.
Written September 25, 2020
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stuartnufc
Glasgow, UK224 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It’s nice enough, as a work of art it’s subjective I suppose. Not offensive but not anything else to me either. Nice enough to look at.
Written August 23, 2020
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Ricu Stetter - Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel144 contributions
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Aug 2019
"The table of silence" is carved in stone with a diameter over 2 meters and a height of almost 1 meter.
The composition represents the mass around which the soldiers gather before a confrontation with their enemy.
  Some make an analogy with Leonardo Da Vinci's famous "Last Supper" painting, the 12-place memorial (representing the apostles) and the place of Jesus Christ.
Written January 31, 2020
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,661 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Couples
If you came to Targu-Jiu to visit the most important sculptures of Brancusi, the Table of Silence is the place from which you have to start. Although there are dozens of philosophical explanations about Brancusi's artwork, the "story" that the sculptor has translated into art is very simple and beautiful. The three works are raised in honor of the Romanian heroes killed in the First World War, so the last night at home before going to war, the young soldier takes the family dinner "in silence", all being aware that this could be the last night when they see this young man alive. That's how the "The Table of Silence" was created. Then the young man is led to the gate and kissed (perhaps for the last time) by family members. "Kissing gate". In the end, whether he will return home alive or die on the battle front, the young man will have "endless gratitude" - "The Endless Column". Simple but wonderful!
Written September 24, 2018
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carmen u
672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Table of Silence, worked in limestone represents a mass confrontation in the battle before the combatants to participate...
It is located in main park. The table is surrounding chairs, also made of stone.
Written September 23, 2016
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Guran_Claudiu
Timisoara, Romania330 contributions
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Jul 2015 • Couples
It is located in the main park near the Jiu river, the stone table has surrounding chairs made also from stone, it is one of the great artworks of Brancusi the legendary image of Targu Jiu. Not far from center worth the visit.
Written May 24, 2016
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