Roger de Llúria

Passeig de Lluís Companys

Sculptor: Josep Reynes signed
Restoration: Frederic Marès
Pedestal: Josep Vilaseca
Materials: Bronze on Montjuïc stone pedestal
Inauguration: May 20, 1888

Josep Reynes, sculptor formed in Palco, furthered his studies in Paris workshops Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887) and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875), from 1872 to 1876. The monument of Admiral Roger Lauria, along with the remaining seven statues of Hall of San Juan, except for the most romantic of Rafael de Casanova, summarized in the words of Judit Subirachs "conceptually (...) the legacy of romanticism, while formally have to include squarely in the realist trend of static and solemn attitudes and with a special attention to detail of the costumes, property in the technique of bronze casting could get very satisfactorily. "

Previous in time, it becomes model of their companions that make up the so-called Gallery of Illustrious Catalans, led by the city of Barcelona. His superiors natural measures, on a high pedestal, emphasize the figure of one of the most important military of the Crown of Aragon. Despite some epic sense of representation, as noted Santiago Alcolea Gil "(...) the conditions imposed limited creativity ...", as evidenced by comparing the work of Reynés, so they followed the other sculptors Hall of San Juan program, with the monument at the same Roger de Llúria (1886-1889), of Feliu Ferrer and butcher's broom, located at the beginning of the Nova Rambla de Tarragona, with a stronger representative.

  • S. Pere, S. Caterina i La Ribera
  • Pg. de Lluís Companys


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