Dubbed a host of filthy names because of its phallic shape, this well-known sculpture’s original title, ‘Mushroom Woman in a Moon Hat’, is perhaps the least known of all. Miró’s last public work is monumental, best enjoyed up close on a summer’s evening when the late Mediterranean light sets the trencadís aglow.
From Medieval monks to neon lights
If you’re looking for an example of Gothic and eighteenth-century architecture integrating seamlessly with twentieth-century art, check out Deuce Coop … More
Walk through a poem in Horta
Poetry, theatre, prose, sculptural works and even experimental film: his output was prodigious in all these media yet Joan Brossa … More
Many’s the town that cheerfully flaunts some huge and dreadful object on its loftiest hilltop. Made of concrete or fibreglass, … More
Impressions in a concrete garden
You have to take the term “gardens” in its official name with a pinch of salt when you first see … More
Where the sky has fallen
Sol i ombra (Sun and Shade, 1988) is the name covering two works by the north-American artist Beverly Pepper (b. … More
Caged in the rain
If you cross over Barceloneta’s Passeig Marítim in the direction of the sea, you will come across another of the … More
The Kiss of Death
Welcome to the city of the dead. No admission charged. In the current times of crisis a visit to Poble … More
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