AXEL POULSEN (1887-1972)
Nytorv (New Square)
This sculpture was donated by Lollands Bank, which used to be situated where Løve Apoteket (the Lion Pharmacy) is now situated.
Caritas means charity or compassion, and the sculpture shows a mother with her child. It is significant how the mother has put her arms around the child.
One side of the sculpture appears closed due to the mother’s raised left arm. The other side of the sculpture is open as here the mother’s arm has a low position. The positions of the mother’s arms help create a very intense and intimate space between mother and child.