Monday, January 16, 2017

Figurative Sculpture: Caballo (Horse) - El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Caballo (Horse)
El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 
Cataluña, Spain

N 41° 18.219 E 002° 04.664

Short Description: 

Caballo is located in the public arrivals area of Terminal 2B of Barcelona's El Prat de Llobregat airport in Barcelona, Spain.

Long Description:

Caballo is a gigantic bronze sculpture of a horse created by Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero in 1992. The sculpture is 3.4 meters high and 2.5 meters long and is set on a square marble base. The sculpture is created in Botero's his signature style of exaggerated size known as Boterismo. The horse is standing on four massive feet on a bronze plinth. Its head is bowed and tail is down.

A bronze plaque on the marble base is inscribed:

Fernando Botero

Aeropuerto Españales Y Navegación Aérea

The sculpture is a popular meeting place for greeting people arriving at Barcelona's El Prat Airport.

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