Constantin Brancusi, Endless Column

Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) was commissioned by the Women’s League of Gorj to honor the soldiers who defended Târgu-Jiu against a German force during World War I. The sculpture is a 30 meter high, column of zinc, brass-clad, cast-iron modules threaded onto a steel spine, and is part of a three-sculpture ensemble along with two travertine monuments called Gate of the Kiss and Table of Silence.