Lighthouses of Knowledge

Towers of Education & Light for the World

 

“Lighthouses of Knowledge” is a permanent art installation created by world-renowned public artist, Horst Glasker.  The work is a colorful ornamentation of towers at the University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Glasker used a powder coating on the aluminum tower exteriors to color them in bright pastel stripes.  His artwork celebrates humanity by infusing color into the public sphere that is so often a dull grey cement landscape.

”What is most important to me is the creative act, making a situation come alive.  This process invariably relates to space, to time, and to rhythm.”

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The school towers jump out from the sky backdrop like pastel rainbows standing upright.

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Towers of Knowledge bring life to the area of otherwise drab university structures.

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Glasker’s work draws out the music already present in architectural design, and expresses the music in color.

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Towers of Knowledge improve upon the public sphere with brilliant life through color.