Created and placed by the mysterious, anonymous artist responsible for a number of such works throughout the city, De Violist, which translates as "The Violinist," can be found in the foyer of the Stopera concert hall, on the edge of Amsterdam's Waterlooplein. Placed in secrecy overnight in 1991, the statue is of a large head and hand holding a violin bursting through the tile floor of the building. It bears the inscription "Music rises/ As her delicate mushroom hat/ stormy by the rough woodland sticks/ rice as music from depths untouched/ up with power, allowing the marble breaks."
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Waterlooplein