The Well of Life
The Well of Life
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This sculpture consists of a circular pool surrounded by a bronze frieze of intertwined nude figures from children to the elderly and loving couples. A very sensual work of art.
Written May 19, 2023
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MBB1952
Surfers Paradise, Australia10,597 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
The Well of Life ( Zedenac Zivota ) stands in front of the Croatian National Theatre in Marshall Tito's Square. The sculpture was made by Ivan Mestrovic 1950 and the figures represent stages of human life
Written June 11, 2014
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TheophaniaSeattle
Seattle, WA441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ivan Meštrović is responsible for a lot of public art in Croatia and this was one of my favorites, located in Tito Square in lower town Zagreb. I think it's worth seeking out his art in these public contexts, rather than just going to a museum. You get a better sense of his importance to Croatian national identity.
Written May 26, 2008
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SoulTravel
California, USA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved the implied symbolism of the Well of Life by Mestrovic: our dependence on water.

I also found out another interesting fact - that the well was designed / surrounded by a round wall in a way that it could not be easily seen from the street view. The reason why: the human figures positioned around the well are naked, so the wall was raised not to display their nudity to the people passing by on the street (but visible to ones who decided to approach it behind the wall!)

Very enchanting sculpture with great symbolic value. Definitely a Mestrovic masterpiece!
Written July 11, 2008
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vinoplustravel
Zagreb269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
If you're at the National Theatre then it's worth a look at this sculpture. It's by the famous Croatian artist Mestrović, so art-lovers & history buffs should enjoy it.
Written April 11, 2015
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Fabrizio Terrazas
Lima, Peru757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
In front of the Croatian National Theatre, this Mestrovic masterpiece is so realistic and beautiful. Once seated in the area around the "Well of life" you can appreciate both its beauty as well the Theatre richness facade. Walking around the Well and admiring the human being´s expressions was worth it.
As part of the recommended Lower city walking tour in Zagreb, this is a must for me.
Written July 9, 2014
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,657 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Somewhat hard to find, but we looked around the National Theater and finally saw it. It's got a cool design, and the perfect name for it.
Written May 14, 2021
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Anne E
Whangarei, New Zealand787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
A great time out area for everyone. In the heat of the day it is a must to simply sit in this tranquil area
Written June 14, 2019
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AustraliaDebra
Melbourne, Australia114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Located in front of the theatre, throw a coin in the well and make a wish. Little seating area around the well to sit and relax.
Written August 27, 2018
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Rumi Sarkari
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
It's a monument just opposite the National Theatre & one can visit this ifvin the area with a walking tour. It depicts people in various phases of life that crouch and twist their bodies around a well which symbolizes life, youth, and the source of eternal beauty.
Written September 21, 2017
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