En Barcelona, dos Mercurios

Encontrar este Mercurio en Barcelona sí que ha sido una sorpresa, sobre todo porque va a pares.

[En el Mercurio de Giambologna se basaron los coreógrafos del prerromanticismo para codificar el attitude académico del ballet clásico. La escultura original se conserva en el Museo Bargello, en Florencia.]

Sobrevolando la Plaça Catalunya, encima de la Casa de Pich i Pon (1921), una pareja de Mercurios luce su attitude frente a las inclemencias del tiempo. Lo curioso no es ya encontrar dos esculturas idénticas, sino pensar que en su momento fueron tres con las que Josep Puig i Cadafalch hizo coronar el edificio; sin embargo, allá por los años 40 del pasado siglo, alguien cercenó el tercero quizás pensando que tres son multitud.

[Para descubrir otros Mercurios, en Washington y Valladolid, pincha en los enlaces.]

To find this Mercury in Barcelona was a big surprise, especially because there were two of them!

[Ballet choreographers from the early Romanticism used Giambologna’s Mercure to create the academic attitude. The original sculpture is at the Bargello Museum, in Florence.]

Flying over the Plaça Catalunya, on top of la Casa de Pich i Pon (1921), two Mercuries show their attitudes against the inclemency of the weather. The funny thing is not only that I found two identical sculptures, but also to think that once upon a time, Josep Puig i Cadafalch put three Mercuries crowning the building; however, back in the 40’s of the past century someone, perhaps considering that three is a crown, severed the third Mercury.

[To discover other Mercuries, in Washington and Valladolid, click the previous links.]

* Images la Casa de Pich i Pon in Barcelona © Alfredo Aracil, 2012.

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