The Goddess

Lobby of the City Hall (access through Plaça Sant Jaume)

Sculptor: Josep Clara, signed
Installation: Pere Casajoana
Materials: White marble on stone pedestal
Inauguration: December 12, 1982

The Goddess of Josep Clara was, from the outset, the most popular of installed Plaza Catalunya in connection with the reform of 1928. Modeled sculpture since 1910, the author named first as the enigma. In Plaza Catalunya immediately he suffered the wrath of the demure, which made removal as happened with other sculptures of nude figures. However, the pressures made it got back a few hours before the opening of the International Exhibition on 15 May 1929. Ten years later and the same moral reasons, was covered by the Franco supporters who had entered Barcelona after three years war. The prohibition to look did not last long and the uncovered again. Goddess, however, had been damaged because of a stray bullet in July 1936. Clarà, annoyed by the poor state of the sculpture, he puts a frog and cleaned himself. Pollution in 1982 was what harmed and decided to move to the lobby of the Casa Grande, while a copy, the work of Ricard Sala, in Plaza Catalunya was left.

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