Monumento a los Martires de la Independencia, Barcelona

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  • In Barcelona's Plaza Garriga and Bahs (Plaça de Garriga i Bachs, incidentally, is named in honor of local industrialist) almost in the heart of the Gothic quarter of the capital of Catalonia, I sought out another monument dedicated to the fight against the troops of the Aboriginal Napoleon Bonaparte in the framework of the Pirinejskoj war 1808-1814-the so-called "fighters for independence Monument (Monumento a los Martires de la Independencia). In a stylized arch, izvajannoj directly in the wall located here, sacral, we see the bronze figures of five men, over which the barelefnom performance soar two angels. History of the monument very interesting: in the year 1809 French attempt was suppressed the revolt of the Catalans against the occupiers. 3 June of the same year, five leaders of the uprising (military, two civilians and two priests) were executed on the Esplanade of the Barcelona Citadel. After 24 days were sentenced to death and executed three of the most active rebel. After the French left Barcelona as a sign of gratitude and admiration for the courage of the executed, the idea of installing them. The idea of "soared in the air more than a hundred years and only 1929 year has become tangible traits is exactly in this area was opened by the architect Pere Benaven de Barberà (Pere Benavent de Barberà), which planned to install a bronze composition the dead rebels. The authorship of the sculpture itself is owned by the local master Josep Llimone (Josep Llimona). For some unknown reason to me instead of eight executed final version installed already in 1941 year, captured only five heroes. A bas-relief with the Angels is the work of the Catalan sculptor Vicente Navarro (Vicente Navarro).
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  • Officially known as monument monument to the heroes of the year 1809. It perpetuates the memory of the local people who fought against Napoleon's troops, who raised a rebellion against the invaders. The five leaders were executed. Built in 1929-1941 years. The sculptors José Lemon (the sculpture) and Vicente Navarro (relief over the sculpture), architect Pedro Benavente. I liked the monument. Poses of the characters quite expressive. One of the two central figures stands up straight, true, otstavlennaja as the dance left leg does not let you call it resistance and courage. The rest of the characters to varying degrees poniknutosti, one generally fell in our lap and curled up ball. Monument rather appeals to pity the characters and not admire their strength and fearlessness. Therefore, probably, more common "folk" name-a monument to the Martyrs of the struggle for independence, is suitable the product more than a monument to heroes.
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