Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ L'Arbre de la Vida (The Tree of Life)

Artwork

Identifier:
2013.68.2
Artist:
Alvar Suñol Munoz-Ramos
Medium:
Green Patinated Bronze
Date:
1986
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.25 in Width: 12.0 in Depth: 4.5 in
Historical Context:
At first glance, this bronze table-top sculpture resembles the tree evoked in its title. Upon further exploration, however, it becomes clear that L’Arbre de la Vida expresses sentiments that Alvar Suñol Munoz-Ramos has treated throughout his career: a love of nature combined with the traditional trope of women as muse and giver of life. Born in the Catalan fishing village of Montgat, the artist trained in painting and printmaking at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona and later won a scholarship to study in Paris. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
Credit:
A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
bronze
sculpture
Library of Congress Subjects
Sculpture
Spain--History--20th century
Art, Spanish--20th century
Bronze sculpture
Tree of life
Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor; Provost's Suite; Outside Room#3112 in seating area