Current Location:
Section P (OS) -> Shelf P3 (OS)
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section P; Shelf P3

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

Artwork
Medium:
Green Patinated Bronze
Date:
1986
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.25 in Width: 12 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.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
bronze
sculpture
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sculpture