Mar 3, 2020

TERTULIA DE GIGANTES

Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Station #14 of The Route of the Friendship

Joop J. Beljon, Manuel Garay, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Beljon was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands. He studied monumental sculpture and lapidary inscriptions and did typographical projects. He was a professor of industrial design at different universities in Holland and Director of the Royal Academy of Fine and Applied Arts at worked with sculpture and design to achieve a synthesis of both in the search for creating sculptural furniture.

Gathering of Giants under construction, Joop J. Beljon, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

athering of Giants is made up of seven different figures that together form a compact ensemble of masses in reference to Mesoamerican constructions.

Gathering of Giants completed, Joop J. Beljon, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

The highest reaches 10 meters. The different bodies present colors that were suggested by Goeritz to Beljon in 1968, inspired by the Mexican sun that so captivated the artists that participated in the Route.

Gathering of Giants, Joop J. Beljon, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Beljon changed the colors during the first restoration in 2004 to oranges, yellows, pinks and violets.

Location
Original Location: Cloverleaf Interchange of Periférico and Viaducto Tlalpan onPeriférico South-North direction
Patronato Ruta de la Amistad, A.C.
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