Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Posted on 08/04/2014


Photo taken on July  2, 2013



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sculptures
Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
Mosaïcultures Internationales
Montreal Botanical Garden
Jardin botanique de Montréal
Mosaiculture
Güell Park
Catalonia
Québec
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Montréal
Barcelona
Canada
Spain
cityscape
salamander
jardin botanique
Antoni Gaudì


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Gaudi's Salamander – Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec

Gaudi's Salamander – Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec
City of Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, Spain, presented an artwork which depicts a salamander. More than 300 species of salamanders have been identified around the globe. As with other amphibians, populations are declining everywhere due largely to habitat loss and the presence of agricultural residues in water.

The salamander is a popular motif in Catalonian art. This particular salamander, the work of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudì, graces Güell Park in Barcelona. Güell Park was designed and built from 1900 to 1914. It was originally supposed to be a housing development with homes designed by architect Antoni Gaudì. Because it was too avant-garde for the day, the project was abandoned, but the site and its landscaping were bequeathed to the City of Barcelona by the Guëll family.

Gaudì’s salamander is situated in a stairway. The multi-coloured salamander symbolizes the diversity of Catalonia’s culture and the rich biodiversity of its landscapes, which spill down from the mountains to the sea in a complex mosaic of greens, reds, yellows and blues.

For a description of the art of Mosaiculture and of the Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal competition, please turn to the first photo in this series at:

www.ipernity.com/doc/jonathan.cohen/33872015

Don Sutherland, pajmcb, Monica Meeneghan have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Surely requiered a lot of work to achieve such a vegeral scupture !
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Silver Surfers
Great artistry.
3 years ago.
Pierre
Pierre
Très jolie série ,un travail d'artiste
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Fabulous work, Jonathan!
Great picture!
3 years ago.
Martin Hogarth
Martin Hogarth
Wow... that's some garden...mines like a jungle..
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding capture.
3 years ago.