Wednesday, February 24

Dr. Bartomeu Robert Monument by Catalan Sculptor Josep Llimona, Plaza Tetuan, Barcelona

Dr. Bartomeu Robert Monument by Catalan Sculptor Josep Llimona, Plaza Tetuan, Barcelona [enlarge]

On Plaça de Tetuan, Barcelona at the intersection of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and Passeig de Sant Joan, there is this magnificent monument built in honor of Bartomeu Robert aka Dr. Robert, physician, teacher, renown Catalan politician and city mayor after 1899. Based on a project by Domenech i Montaner, the monument was finished by sculptor Josep Llimona in 1910. It was originally located at Plaça Universitat but later dismounted and stored during Franco's dictatorship. The sculptures remained well preserved till they were set back in place at the new location in 1985. The main figure is on the other side but this group of people representing the Catalan family and Catalan workers really caught my attention, in the morning light against the sky.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Jacob said...

This is an incredible sculpture. How do they do that! Beautiful shot, Carlos!

12:41 AM  
Blogger J Bar said...

That's an amazing piece of art.
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1:53 AM  
Blogger Alejandro said...

Es increible que existan este tipo de esculturas, realmente brillante. Gracias por mostrarnosla.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Artur said...

Impresionante! No sabia que exisitian estas esculturas en Barcelona! (Y mira que yo, mi pareja y mi perro vivimos aqui!)
Gracias por el descubrimiento!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Rob and Mandy said...

I was wondering what it was, as we live nearby, in c.consell de cent, near Glories. Thanks for t
sharing the info about our fair city!

8:28 PM  
Blogger louisebah said...

how beautiful it is, yes you are right about sharing this side of the sculpture with us. It's beautiful!

9:36 AM  

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