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Penis and vulva.....

2012.03.14
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Penis and vulva or Woman and Bird is a 22-metre high sculpture by Joan Miró located in the Parc Joan Miró, near my house in Barcelona.The work uses some of Miró's recurring themes of women and birds. In Catalan the word for a "bird" is a term for a penis. This is reflected in the phallic shape of the main form which has a hole through the glans. The sculpture is decorated in primary colours and it has a vulva shaped split down the side of the shaft which is lined with blackish tiles.The idea for the sculpture is not new and examples of placing vulva on a model penis and a hole in the glans have been found on Roman sculpture from the second or third century.

11 Comments
busybee An interesting post reminded me of a visit to Pompeii where all the art in what was then the Brothel in the town was most descriptive as you say these things go back to the Romans!!!
busybee · 2012-03-14: 13:08
????? :) mOLA fRANCESC...ME GUSTA MUCHO LA PRIMERA
????? · 2012-03-14: 13:12
lelle NICE =))
lelle · 2012-03-14: 13:58
TheDashd Nice :))
TheDashd · 2012-03-14: 15:30
????? Very interesting story and the image!
????? · 2012-03-14: 18:07
geyabesse Only Miro to do something like this... interesting and good shots
geyabesse · 2012-03-14: 19:17
liveandletlive FABULOUS! Love it. That is definitely a phallic shape.
liveandletlive · 2012-03-14: 21:48
Ejrodriguez Great photos:)
Nice story
Ejrodriguez · 2012-03-15: 00:41
mazpics Great shots! I love the clouds in 2...and what a great art work.
mazpics · 2012-03-15: 04:58
nynkeb What a wonderful piece of art!! Love the second..
nynkeb · 2012-03-16: 13:59
breizh Nice set .
And today I learned something else ... Thanks !
breizh · 2012-03-16: 14:20
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