Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling

Miquel Barceló’s latest art installation in the UN’s Palace of Nations in Geneva deserves all the attentions. The controversial work of art is a massive sculptural installation located on the domed ceiling of the building’s newly created human rights and alliance of civilizations chamber. The work consists of multi-coloured stalactite forms that appear to be dripping from the ceiling. However controversy over how the work was paid for has overshadowed its artistic significance. The project was introduced by the Spanish organization ONUART.

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you5

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you6

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you7

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you8

Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms. Barceló inspiration for this work came when he was in Africa. At the unveiling Barceló explained, ‘on a day of immense heat in the middle of the sahel desert, I recall with vivacity the mirage of an image of the world dripping toward the sky’. The vivid idea later took shape as he planned out the work.

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you9

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you2

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you10

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you3

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you11

To begin the artwork construction crews demolished the chamber’s existing ceiling and replaced it with a newly designed version that could support the weight of the sculpture. Barceló and a team of engineers and architects created this new elliptic domed ceiling that is made from extra-strength aluminium. Once in place Barceló and his team of 20 assistants began construction of the sculpture.

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you12

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you13

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you14

“Miquel Barceló’s work often features natural elements and imagery but the chamber’s ceiling takes this idea literally by recreating the natural stalactite forms”  Miquel Barceló colored artistic ceiling Miquel Barcel   colored artistic ceiling arts and crafts i lobo you15

35 tons of paint was then brought onto the sight to apply to the artwork. What a fantastic work!

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