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Taras Shevchenko Monument in Ottawa
|For Taras Shevchenko|
|Unveiled||26 June 2011|
|Location||Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Crescent
|Designed by||Leo Mol,|
The composition of the monument includes four items: Taras Shevchenko, and three bas-relief figures complementing the composition. The central monument, sitting on a granite base approximately 8.5 m (28 ft) high, holds a young version of a standing Taras Shevchenko. Dressed in a long coat, the fashion at that time, he holds a palette and three paintbrushes and looks out into the distance. The figure is 3 m (9.8 ft) high and weighs 630 kg (1,390 lb).
Three shorter bases hold artistic creations from his poetry. One of the bas-relief figures, standing 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) and weighing 156 kg (344 lb), represents Haydamaky (referring to Haidamakas) an epic poem of Shevchenko's about the Cossack paramilitary bands that rose up against the szlachta (Polish nobility) in right-bank Ukraine in the 18th-century.
The last, Banduryst (1.2 m (3 ft 11 in), 156 kg (344 lb)), referring to the Kobzar and Bandura, a traditional Ukrainian stringed musical instrument shaped like a lute.
The monument is located the grounds of the Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario.
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