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Statue of the Arts

Shown is one of the statues we find at the Alfonso XII Monument in the “Buen Retiro” Park in Madrid. Created by the sculptor, Joaquín Bilbao, the Statue of the Arts is represented the figure of a woman seated over the chapiter, holding in her right hand a small statue of Victoria de Samotracia and in her left hand a painter’s palette. These elements symbolize Architecture, Sculpture and Painting. Construction of the Alfonso XII Monument began in 1902 and was finally unveiled in 1922.


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