Exposicíon Internacional Barcelona [Barcelona International Exhibition]

 
Exposicíon Internacional Barcelona [Barcelona International Exhibition]
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  • Title :     Exposicíon Internacional Barcelona [Barcelona International Exhibition]
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer
  • Accession:     86.4.5
  • Country:     Spain Barcelona
  • Date:     1929
  • Dimensions:     Inches 22 28, Centimeters 55.9 71.1
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     World's Fairs and Expositions , Advertising , Architecture/Architectural Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     86.4.5.JPG
  • Tags:     World's Fairs and Expositions~Architecture~Posters and Printed Ephemera
Description:
Ink on paper poster delineating a night scene at the Barcelona International Exposition; image depicts the broad "Avenida de la Reina María Cristina" illuminated by large orange-yellow glass "Vitrolux" pylons lining the street leading up to the National Palace; bright spotlights highlight the National Palace and the rhythmically changing shapes and forms of the elegant fountains located in front of it [the National Palace, was the largest building at the Barcelona exposition dedicated to culture and was intended as a monument designed to unify the nation]; automobiles and figures populate the boulevard in the foreground.