German words and playful statues

In Bad Hersfeld there is a memorial to Konrad Duden who produced the 1880 Vollständiges Orthographisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, a work that was to influence the standardised spelling of German throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Here he seems to be practising Tai Chi which may have helped him focus on this challenge, or he may be relaxing by dancing a playful jig.

Konrad Duden