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Posts Tagged ‘Spanish art’

Sat
10
Oct '09

Street Sweeper or Soviet Spy?

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta   LOCATION: Madrid, Spain (2009) There are several deeply troubling aspects to this seemingly innocent tourist photo. First is the cavalier attitude and body posture of the tourist: LOOK AT ME! I AM LEANING UP AGAINST AN AUTHENTIC BLUE-COLLAR WORKER! What’s with the casual knee bend? Second, this alleged tribute to an […]

Wed
7
Oct '09

Beware of the Gaudy Gaudi Dragon

SUBMITTED BY: Betsy Hoffman   LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain (2009) Looks like a flamboyant gekko, but this costumed character is actually a touchy-feely dragon. It’s the Gaudi Dragon, Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi’s iconic mosiac fountain in Barcelona’s whimsical Parc Guell. According to Wikipedia, British author George Orwell reportedly hated Gaudi’s work — and what motivation could […]