Pl. Joan Fiveller - Parc de La Ciutadella
Sculptor: Ferran Ventura
Materials: Stone from Ulldecona
Inauguration: March 15, 1984
Piety is a monument born by popular subscription and sponsored by the Association for immolated for Freedom of Catalonia. The idea was to install it in the Fossar de la Pedrera, which arose to replace the humble Common Grave of Montjuïc. In February 1981 he was presented the project, work of Fernando Ventura, in the presence of political Felip Solé Sabarís, Miquel Coll i Alentorn and Jaume Sobrequés, as a tribute to ditch all those executed by Franco in Catalonia after the Civil War. The idea of Ventura won the support of three art critics (Enric Jardí, Daniel Giralt-Miracle and José Corredor-Matheos), who asked Parliament to this work, cast in bronze, was placed in the Fossar of the quarry.
They spent three years as Ventura carried out his Pieta. Shortly before the regional elections of 1984, it was decided to put the original in Ulldecona stone at the entrance of the library of the Parliament of Catalonia, when he was president Heribert Barrera. A veteran who attended the event gave the mayor Pasqual Maragall a badge of lieutenant in the Army of the Republic. It was therefore an emotional ceremony, which was attended, among other politicians, Macià Alavedra, then Minister of the Interior, and Miquel Coll i Alentorn, leader of Democratic Union. Given the Piedad, another association of former political pressoners, he had put a sculptural plate by Josep Maria Subirachs, known as resistance. Originally, the plate was inside the Parliament building, but it was considered appropriate to put together the two pieces.
Seven months later, on October 21, 1984, it was placed Memorial version Ferran Ventura bronze in the Fossar de la Pedrera. The sculpture, a woman holding a dead man-a pity classical ago 2.30 meters high.
S. Pere, S. Caterina i La Ribera
- Plaça de Joan Fiveller
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