Tuesday, May 23, 2017

El Cap de Barcelona

El Cap de Barcelona (The Head of Barcelona) by Roy Lichtenstein, Passeig de Colom, Barcelona
El Cap de Barcelona” (The Head) by Roy Lichtenstein
Passeig de Colom
Barcelona, March 2017

The Head of Barcelona, or El Cap de Barcelona in Catalan, is a 64-foot sculpture done by American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. The sculpture stands tall on the waterfront in the heart of the city. Made out of concrete and ceramic, it is an abstract rendition of a woman's head and appears exactly how one would expect a Lichtenstein sculpture to be. Lichtenstein did not start experimenting with three-dimensional art until the late 1970s, and prior to this his main focus was on pop art. He mainly painted on large canvases and his paintings resembled comic-strip art; his signature use of bold primary colors, thick dark lines, thought bubbles containing context and sound effects, and dots used as a method of shading, can be seen in most of his works from 1961 and later, starting with his painting Look Mickey.” (El Cap de Barcelona, Wikipedia)

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