|The best-known photography of the Doctor. When enlarging it one can see the raster dots.|
Enlarged part of the Korczak monument prepared using the negative raster technique. This technique will allow to look at the monument cut out of the metal also from the behind.
|Janusz Korczak monument is composed by the drawing of the artist Justyna Bamba after the best-known photography of the Doctor. His eyes are intense, may be a bit sad. Korczaks bald head disappears into white space of an open window.|
How the Monument idea started: see the link
Use of text on the monument
Some additional text on or next to the text would explain the ideas and the history behind the portrait choice and the images of the Korczak symbols. A booklet outlining the life of Korczak through these images could also accompany the sculpture in paper or digital format. An example of one page in the booklet is given, see below.
The paragraph sign in §§ Geneva and in Warszawa
§ the paragraph sign. This particular sign reflect Korczak’s involvement in being among international delegates in Geneva 1923 in drawing up and signing the original children’s bill of rights.
|The Geneva document from 1923,signed by Janusz Korczak.|
After the bombing of Warsaw in 1939, Korczak wrote to orphanage supporters for financial help and food, invoking paragraph 3 (§3) of the document, insisting that in a time of disaster children should be the first to receive aid.
|After the bombing of Warsaw in September 1939, Korczak wrote the note to orphanage supporters for financial help and food, invoking paragraph 3 (§3) of the document signed in Geneva, insisting that in a time of disaster children should be the first to receive aid.|
The Geneva document from 1923 (signed by Korczak) was adopted by the Geneva Convention in 1924 and was then on November 20th 1959 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a much expanded version as its own Declaration of the Rights of the Child, adding ten principles in place of the original five in the document signed by Janusz Korczak.
In 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by UN General Assembly. which is used today, 25 years later!
|The codex of the court|
Korczak himself was several times summoned before the court. ... according to §100 of the codex (see above), "the court declares that the charge is justified"!
Other symbols used in Janusz Korczak Monument
Windows as symbol, click to open for the description why!
The Birds as symbol, click to open description why!
Number 7, click for the description why!
Flowers and greens, click for the description why!
Symbols of the child and happiness, click for the description why!