Barcelona Photoblog: David and Goliath Sculpture by Antoni Llena

Friday, January 15, 2010

David and Goliath Sculpture by Antoni Llena

David and Goliath Sculpture by Antoni Llena [enlarge]

I've always wondered how a sculpture that resembles a kite can be called David and Goliath. Well, maybe if we frame a tiny human shape next to the tripod then everything makes sense. This sort of War of the Worlds machine marching ominously along Plaça dels Voluntaris (yes, not as catching a word as the original "Surrey") was made by Antoni Llena for the Olympic Games in 1992. The day was foggy and not picture friendly but that doesn't mean we have to stay at home. I hope you like it come what may.


  1. Wow, one thing is sure, it's a big sculpture! And weird, and I like it.

  2. I think the lone twisty pole is supposed to symbolize the bullet David shot into Goliath's eye.

  3. I have seen it myself although I couldn't easily explain the meaning and the message of it... Have a great day Carlos!

  4. I assume Goliath is the face and David's the metal pieces coming out of the eye and nose? It's strange, but I actually like it.

  5. Anonymous12:39 PM

    David and Goliath?!
    Looks like a rectangular relative of our avatar floated across the sky and happened to land on a wire hanger stuck in the ground.
    Hope you have a fun weekend.

  6. bonitos colores... nunca entendi esta estatua o escultura, no se ni lo que es

  7. la foto preciosa, la escultura, sin comentarios, tiene un aire a Miro, buen fin de semana , un abrazo

  8. Anonymous1:43 AM


    That's for sure an impressive sight, making one feel indeed like David, just by looking at it from far. Must be quiet moving to walk beneath in reality.

    Please have a nice weekend.

  9. wow that's quite a sculpture - very huge!


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