Art takes the new Red Square
On Saturday, October 13th, the redevelopment works of the Plaça Roja were inaugurated. There you can see two outstanding artistic works. On one hand, a pavement made by Joan Josep Tharrats (Girona 1918-Barcelona 2001), of a style very similar to the one that he did in the Jardins del Mirador de l'Alcalde, in Barcelona (1969). It is inspired by Gaudí, made with pebbles and different materials from recycling, especially furniture elements. Beyond the large central piece, the work is continuing around the square, where there are several fragments as if they were small splashes of the main pavement. In the other hand, there's a sculpture, La Papallona, by Francesc Fornells-Pla (Barcelona 1921-1999) from 1981. It is made up of several pieces of metal and glass - the artist is internationally famous for its stained glass windows - They are partially mobile and they remember the wings of a butterfly.
After the restoration, carried out by Mercè Marquès, these works are in an unbeatable state. We recommend a visit to the Plaça Roja, where you will discover one of the urban spaces with the most artistic value of the city.