Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Modern art on the street

There are many different views on modern art and even more interpretations. I prefer not to say that I always like one particular style or another because I find that there are always things that surprise me and break the mould. The newly modernised dock area of Bilbao along the river is one of those places that strikes me as very modern, but I like it.

La Puerta de Los Honorables
This sculpture is next to the Guggenheim museum and is in honour of Ramón Rubial, a former Socialist politician from the region.

The sculpture fits in nicely with the modern design of the neighbouring bridge.

"Maman" by Louise Bourgeois
Behind the Guggenheim lives the giant spider sculpture named "Maman" by the artist Louise Bourgeois.

If you look closely you can see the eggs that she´s carrying. This week I hope to be able to show you a few more interesting aspects of this very modern museum which catches the attention of anyone that visits the city.

Hasta pronto!


  1. Wow that’s some amazing art I think the spider is my favourite it’s great. Brilliant post, I hope to see more of this art it’s really interesting.