Las Meninas Mademoiselles

Around the streets of Madrid we kept encountering a variation of colourful, larger than life, ladies.

The statues are all variations on the main characters of Las Meninas, Diego Velázquez’s masterpiece that hangs in the Prado Museum.

An art installation saw 80 sculptures of Las Meninas (‘the ladies in waiting’) dotted around the Spanish capital.

The sculptures are made from fibreglass and are 1.8 metres (six feet) tall and weigh 30 kilograms (66 pounds).

They were delivered completely white to the artists and sculptors who made their own marks on the ladies.

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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