Penis and vulva.....

by Francesc March. 14, 2012 7858 views

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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Breizh 5 years, 2 months ago

Nice set .
And today I learned something else ... Thanks !

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Nynke 5 years, 2 months ago

What a wonderful piece of art!! Love the second..

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Maz 5 years, 2 months ago

Great shots! I love the clouds in 2...and what a great art work.

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Ej Rodriguez 5 years, 2 months ago

Great photos:)
Nice story

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Felecia 5 years, 2 months ago

FABULOUS! Love it. That is definitely a phallic shape.

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Geya Besse Junqueira 5 years, 2 months ago

Only Miro to do something like this... interesting and good shots

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Debasish Dash 5 years, 2 months ago

Nice :))

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Lennart Andersson 5 years, 2 months ago

NICE =))

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Gillian Parsons 5 years, 2 months ago

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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