About Blågårds Square
The north part of Copenhagen called Nørrebro has always been an area for the regular working class . This square was from the beginning intended to be decorated or beautified with sculptures celebrating the working class and family life. 4 figures were created and unveiled in 1916. The first sculpture here is of a brick layer with his child. Notice the muscular appearance and the contorted appearance illustrating hard work. This sculpture is of a baker, twisting and turning the dough with his muscular arms. This is a sculpture of a fruit seller breastfeeding her child. Lastly, we have what could have been the “musician” but it actually represents leisure and enjoyment after a long days work. Here in the form of a working class man playing the accordion.