Sculptures and fountains

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS

Sculptures and fountains

Originating with the traditional forms of Andorran artisan crafts, contemporary art has branched out into its different facets. Sculpture is leaving a significant mark on our natural and urban environments, where it can be readily viewed.

Contemporary sculpture
In 1991, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of CASS (Caixa Andorra de Seguretat Social), eight sculptures were erected around Andorra in spots that are emblematic of the country as a perfect example of the symbiosis between art, nature and the urban environment:
“Self-Generating Structures” by Jorge Dubon – Canillo
“A Pagan Place” by Michael Warren – Encamp
“Arcalis 91” de Mauro Staccioli – Ordino
“Storm in a Teacup” by Dennis Oppenheim – La Massana
“Robot in Suspension” by Paul van Hoeydonck – Andorra la Vella
“Physichromie for Andorra” by Carlos Cruz-Díez – Sant Julià de Lòria
“Pep, Lu, Ton, Meritxell, Romà, Anna, Pau, Carles, Eugènia,... and the Others” by Erik Dietman – Escaldes-Engordany

On carrer Prat de la Creu in Andorra la Vella, opposite the multi-storey car park, “Robot in Suspension” by Paul van Hoeydonck has for some time now been watching over a sculpture park with works by a variety of national and international artists, like Miquel Barceló, Agustí Roqué Judith Gaset, Manolo Valdés and Jaume Plensa. Just a short distance from there, in front of the new building of the Andorran Parliament (Consell General), you will find the group of “Seven Poets”, a metaphor for the seven Andorran parishes, which, like "the anchorites" of Constantinople, looked on from their privileged watchtowers.

Go for it! Go a step further, you will discover part of our cultural heritage that combines the great outdoors with one of the purest forms of artistic expression, sculpture.

Fountains
Fountains symbolise the close ties between man and nature, bringing us closer to this precious and scarce element the mountains bestow on us: pure, natural water.

Of note here are Andorra's contemporary fountain Font de la Plaça in Andorra la Vella, along with those pertaining to the county's granite architecture at Font de la Plaça de la Creu Blanca and l’Avinguda de les Escoles, both found in Escaldes-Engordany.

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