Monumental Waterfall (Parc de la Ciutadella)

Sculptor: Manuel Fluxà, signed
Design: Josep Fontseré
Materials: Marble

Figure made by Manuel Fuxà presents ten marine in a slight contraposto, gaze directed toward the central group seahorses while his right hand holds the trident.

The figure of the sea god could not miss this set of water issues, especially considering it was a mythological recurring theme for Barcelona in the nineteenth century. Of the five groups Neptune accounted Judit Subirachs made within the area of ​​influence of Barcelona before the creation of Ciutadella park include two works: Neptune Nicolas Traver made with Carrara marble for the source of building Lonja ( 1802) and Damià Campeny for the auction of the source of the Plaza del Rey Igualada (1816). Despite the salience of these two sculptures present within the sphere of influence of Barcelona, ​​Manuel Fuxà made his version without them into account, since its Neptune has all the characteristics of the sea god collected in the previous two -the works trident, a powerful musculature and a beard peopled, but opts for a figure position with both feet anchored in the ground, away from contraposto marking Nicolas Travé or more dynamic gesture Campeny. The sculptor also chose to present God in the form of a mature man, but in the fullness of his strength, and not through the body and old, as is quite common to represent this deity.

Position once muscular ajar with the lowest hand that recalls her hips David by Michelangelo, a model sculpture was the benchmark role of all academies, and surely also came to the school left arm Barcelona Llotja and workshops.

  • S. Pere, S. Caterina i La Ribera
  • Parc de La Ciutadella


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