Barcelona, a photo a day

Woman and Bird, by Joan Miró i Ferrà

What used to be Barcelona’s slaughterhouse is now a very nice park, with lots and lots of palm trees, and this sculpture by the famous barcelones artist Joan Miró i Ferrà. It is called (in Catalan) Dona i Ocell, woman and bird. He created it in 1982, just one year before he died, aged 90.
It is 22 meters high, made of concrete, and covered in ceramic tiles styled by Joanet Gardy Artigas.

I chose to publish the photo on a big scale, so you can appreciate how big this thing actually is.

9 responses

  1. It's huge! I like the colors.


    October 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

  2. Dina, it is probably hollow, but the black part is paint, it is not actually open. Throwing kids inside? That's an idea!
    About walking on water, here they need to use some board, not like the Man.


    October 13, 2011 at 7:54 am

  3. It's huge and pretty too.
    Is it hollow? Is anyone ever tempted to throw their kids inside?


    October 13, 2011 at 7:36 am

  4. It's amazing.


    October 13, 2011 at 4:07 am

  5. That's quite a statement Rob, I like the colourful ceramic mosaics, can't imagine such a light, bright place ever being a slaughter house!


    October 13, 2011 at 3:48 am

  6. Interesting when I finally see the human figures at the bottom of the image that I realized the scale of the sculpture !


    October 13, 2011 at 12:40 am

  7. Omigod! Could that thing fall over? Woman and bird? OK, if you say so! 🙂


    October 13, 2011 at 12:00 am

  8. Miro es bien conocido aquí en Brasil.
    ¡Qué hermosa escultura!

    Enhorabuena por la publicación.



    October 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm

  9. hugeness. impressive, a place where alike is possible. please have you all a good thursday.

    daily athens


    October 12, 2011 at 10:16 pm