Beautiful Bridge #1

Art Artwork. Published by anonymous on Monday 18 November 2013.

Beautiful Bridge #1  image

Puente Figueroa Alcorta, Recoleta, Buenos Aires AR, "Of Bridges and Borders"

technique: flat paint
dimensions: 68 × 10 m
curator: Sigismond de Vajay

This pedestrian overpass in the lively Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires was built in the 1960s. It is an elegant construction in concrete, painted white, and its convex underside offered an intriguing canvas for a painting. A broad pattern of overlapping stripes in black and different pastel shades of color was applied to the concrete surface. Because of the arched and convex underside of the bridge, the strictly geometrical pattern appeared strangely distorted from different perspectives.