Source Violetera

Carrer Nou de la Rambla - Avinguda Paral·lel

Author: Josep Viladomat signed
Materials: bronze on limestone pedestal
Opening: March 21, 1966

The City Council commissioned Josep Viladomat, 1966, the sculpture of the singer / actress Parallel Marquis Francisca Lopez, better known as Raquel Meller (1888-1962). The piece was placed in front of the Teatro Arnau where he debuted in 1911 in a paper first appears.

It seems like the critic Ángel Zúñiga who proposed shortly after the death of the singer, which perpetuates the memory of Barcelona who had rejoiced nights Parallel both the twenties as the dark days of the immediate war. The sculpture Viladomat has a bunch of violets to remember that it was his most popular song, the violetera, immortalized by Charles Chaplin in City Lights. It is considered a minor work, corresponding to the time of Viladomat good understanding with the mayor Josep Maria Porcioles, who made several orders and some other favor in return that realized the statue of General Franco for Montjuïc castle.

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