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El Desconsol, Barcelona

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  • El Desconol is one of the renowned modernist sculptures, its author Jose lemon (Josep Llimona). Name translate differently-"Grief" and "Despair", "Inconsolable". Is located in the Centre of the oval pond in front of the Parliament building in the Park "Citadel". In 1984 year sculpture due to heavy pollution was moved in the Parliament building, and its place was taken by a copy of a more durable material. Snow-White figure girl is beautiful, no words, but represented its suffering, in my opinion, as dissonant with overall joyful atmosphere of the Park.
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  • This sculpture of kneeling and weeping girl is located in the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella. In the park itself is only a copy of the sculpture created in 1917 by Josep Llimona. During our stay in the Parc de la Ciutadella, we passed it and visited it shortly.
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  • El desconsol is the name given to a white sculpture located in the Ciutadella Park and the center of the pond oval in front of the building that houses the Catalan Parliament. Meant to represent pain, depicted a nude woman curled up on the ground. It is considered the most beautiful sculpture of Catalan modernism, performed by José Limon, but from what I understand is supposed to be a copy. Not being an art expert I assigned an average score, not being capable of a competent assessment. In any case it is a visit that advice because we are in one of the most beautiful parks in Barcelona, where in addition to the sculpture you'll see even more. The photo I am attaching doesn't do justice to the sculpture because taken from an angle not happy (photograph from better perspective was not possible for the backlight)
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