‘Julia’, a piece of art in the center of Madrid

Hi everyone!

How are you? One more week, here I am to share a small part of me with all of you. A very personal part that I would like to express to you in the most special possible way. I mean my love for art, in all its facets. You know that I’m a great admirer of the art that is fashion, and in another post I mentioned that one of the things I love is visiting the exhibitions and museums of the different cities that, from time to time, I am lucky to visit. But art isn’t just this, and we just need to go out to face us with it. Even more if we are in Madrid.

I don’t know if you’ve had occasion to be recently in the Plaza de Colón or, if you don’t live in Madrid, to have seen news about it recently. Those who have seen it already know what I mean. In one of the corners of the square is, very recently, ‘Julia’. Now you will ask, who is she? Nothing more, nothing less, than the work of the Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. An artist who has been awarded, on previous occasions, with prizes such as the National Fine Arts or the Order of Arts and Letters. This is just one of the many sculptures that this artist has around the world. Impressive works of art worthy of admiration.

This sculpture, twelve meters high, represents the head of a girl of unknown age. With his eyes closed and giving his back to the square, the sculptor wants to show and introduce in Madrid “a feeling of tenderness“, along with a “human relationship” so everyone who admires it can feel part of the same community. In addition, the orientation of this isn’t coincidence. Plensa has confessed that he has always seen this square as a ship, so ‘Julia’ would be that figurehead on the front of the ship. Like that mermaid figure who runs the front of the ships in hundreds of stories. Actually, it’s amazing how it produces so many sensations just by contemplating it.

We’re only going to be able to enjoy it for a year. From 2020, the space will be empty again, and the sculpture will travel to other places in the world, although it’s precisely what Plensa wants: “Julia will leave because I conceived her like that, like a message in a bottle“.

This same day I choose a very happy look, to face the gray sky. You know what the people say, bad weather, good face! The turquoise coat, along with the red palazzo pants with print, create a contrast and a combination that I love. In addition, the 60s style glasses finish giving that touch that gives personality to the outfit.

I strongly recommend that, if you live or visit Madrid, go to Plaza Colón to admire this piece of art up close. You don’t usually have the opportunity to contemplate something that, at street level, can convey so many feelings.

Tell me, what kind of artistic expression is your favorite?

I send you a hug,


STYLING: RAQUEL COSTA @raquelcostastylist

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