When one observes Minera de Puertollano, the most surprising thing about this bust is its sobriety and classicism. The sculptor converts a country woman into a female icon. The harmonious, almost perfect lines of this miner match the serenity of her attitude and her gaze; neither she nor the sculpture who created her are willing to make any concessions. Life is not easy but there is no need to be afraid; one has to keep going. Text by Antonio Salcedo


  • Title: Woman miner from Puertollano
  • Date: 1909 - 1909
  • sculptor: Julio Antonio
  • Physical Dimensions: w41 x h41 x d24 cm
  • Provenance: Diputació de Tarragona-Museu d'Art Modern
  • Type: Lost wax casting in bronze
  • Rights: Diputació de Tarragona. Museu d'Art Modern

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