Photographer's Note

Jorge Oteiza's participation in the sculptural decoration of the sanctuary of Aranzazu (1950s and 1960) led to the realization of a remarkable number of models. Many of them did not have a direct translation in that work, but one of them was used to decorate one of the outer walls of the church of San Vicente in San Sebastian, one of the oldest and most emblematic buildings of the city.

Oteiza carried out 27 models of "La Pieta". Among them was elected one, handling the physical aspects of the work of the sculptor Jos Ramn Anda, Oteiza own friend who "reinterpreted" the work of aluminum making it slightly more figurative and expanding it to reach a size of 2x1, 8m.


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La participacin de Jorge Oteiza en la decoracin escultrica del santuario de Aranzazu (dcadas de 1950 y 1960) conllev la realizacin de un notable nmero de maquetas. Muchas de ellas no tuvieron una plasmacin directa en la citada obra, pero una de ellas sirvi para decorar una de las paredes exteriores de la iglesia de San Vicente, en San Sebastin; uno de los edificios ms antiguos y emblemticos de la ciudad.

Oteiza realiz 27 maquetas de "La Piedad". Entre ellas fue elegida una, encargndose la plasmacin fsica de la obra al escultor Jos Ramn Anda, amigo del propio Oteiza, que "reinterpret" la obra en aluminio hacindola ligeramente ms figurativa y ampliando la misma hasta alcanzar unas dimensiones de 2x1,8m.

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