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.
Jannis Kounellis, though Greek, was at one time, like Mario Merz, an exponent of Italy’s Arte Povera (poor art). This late-sixties … More
Unsurprisingly, for this installation of cobble-embedded neon, Italian artist Mario Merz chose the Fibonacci sequence, a ratio occurring naturally in … More
Like a lone night watchman—as he was in his youth—the statue of Joan Salvat-Papasseit (1894–1924), one of Catalonia’s preeminent poets, … More
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
If you cross over Barceloneta’s Passeig Marítim in the direction of the sea, you will come across another of the … More
Welcome to the city of the dead. No admission charged. In the current times of crisis a visit to Poble … More