An exercise in spatial geometry in a powerful stone polyhedron, whose internal structure is divided into three parts due to the tension existing between forces. Although a large part of the sculptural work of Anda is created in wood, due to family tradition which is centred on wood carving as a source of work, he is also considerably focussed on iron and stone as fundamental materials. At the end of the 16th century, the workshop of Miguel Marsal and García Pérez Urquín was set up in the north of Navarre, a continuation of the workshop established in Pamplona by Azpeitia-born Juan de Anchieta, the most important Romanesque-Renaissance sculptor in the final third of that century, and who Jorge Oteiza considered to be the founder of the Basque School of Sculptor. Anda pays homage to Anchietawith this monument, by transferring to him, although in a modern style, the characteristics of Anchieta received from Michelangelo: monumental nature of the ensemble, rational order of the parts, internal energy of the material and fine technical execution.
Francisco Javier Zubiaur
Market gardens of Aranzadi and the Magdalena
Homage to Juan de Anchieta
José Ramón Anda, 1979
Sculpture: 189.5 x 177.5 x 177 cm. Pedestal: 189.5 x 177.5 x 177 cm.
Installation: 1986. Parque de Irubide Park.
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