Penis and vulva.....

  • Posted March 14, 2012 by Francesc Viewed 1398 times

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.

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    • # Gillian Parsons

      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!!!

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