Shevchenko Monument (Ottawa)
|Taras Shevchenko Monument in Ottawa|
Taras Shevchenko Monument in Ottawa
|For Taras Shevchenko|
|Unveiled||26 June 2011|
Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Crescent|
|Designed by||Leo Mol,|
The composition of the monument includes four items: Taras Shevchenko, and three bas-relief figures complementing the composition. The central monument, sitting on a granite base approximately 8.5 m (28 ft) high, holds a young version of a standing Taras Shevchenko. Dressed in a long coat, the fashion at that time, he holds a palette and three paintbrushes and looks out into the distance. The figure is 3 m (9.8 ft) high and weighs 630 kg (1,390 lb).
Three shorter bases hold artistic creations from his poetry. One of the bas-relief figures, standing 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) and weighing 156 kg (344 lb), represents Haydamaky (referring to Haidamakas) an epic poem of Shevchenko's about the Cossack paramilitary bands that rose up against the szlachta (Polish nobility) in right-bank Ukraine in the 18th-century.
The next, Kateryna with child (1.2 m (3 ft 11 in), 163 kg (359 lb)), recalls his early ballad about a Ukrainian girl seduced then abandoned by a Russian - symbolic of the tsarist imposition of serfdom in Ukraine and refers to Shevchenko's painting Kateryna.
The monument is located the grounds of the Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario.
View the images, videos and links of the Taras Shevchenko Monument unveiling ceremony and concert of June 26, 2011 - 
The unveiling event included a tree planting ceremony using soil brought from Kaniv, Ukraine. The monument unveiling in Ottawa was planned to coincide with the 120 year anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada, 20 years of Ukrainian independence, and 150 years of Shevchenko's death.
Facebook Page for Taras-Shevchenko-Monument-in-Ottawa - 
Download the trilingual Commemorative Booklet (40 pages) - 
List of monument donors - 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Statues of Taras Shevchenko.|
- Новини (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 26 March 2012.
- Taras Shevchenko: Kateryna (1842)
- The Composition of the Monument
- "Monument to Ukrainian folk hero unveiled". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012.
- Відеорепортаж з урочистого відкриття пам'ятника Шевченку в Оттаві