Monday, September 22, 2008

Woman and Child Detail, Folk Song Sculpture, Palau, Barcelona

Woman and Child Detail, Folk Song Sculpture, Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Spain [enlarge]

Woman and child, a detail of Miquel Blay sculptoric group on one of the corners of Palau de la Musica Catalana, the art nouveau concert hall. The group is dominated by the figure of Sant Jordi, patron of Catalonia holding a senyera (our flag) and a sword. In the very center there is a young lady singing and surrounded by common people, workers, men, women and children. The title of the sculpture is Cançó Popular (Folk Song), a lyric representation of Catalan popular and cultural tradition.

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