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Font màgica de Montjuïc

Barcelona • Spain

By Carles Buigas

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc first spouted on 19 May 1929 during the Great Universal Exhibition and continues to delight visitors to Barcelona today.

The control area, which is inside the two central pools, is where the banks of lights are located, with their pentagonal prisms containing the fountain’s five colours: white, yellow, red, blue and green.

The range of colours for lighting up the fountain is not limited to the five on the sides of the pentagonal prisms because, when these are rotated slowly, it produces an infinite number of shades, depending on the greater or lesser incidence of a colour on the light screen at any particular moment.

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Own photo by Andrea Stinga of Ombú Architecture Studio

newyorker
newyorker:

Peter Schjeldahl on Richard Prince’s show of Instagram-inspired art:

“Possible cogent responses to the show include naughty delight and sincere abhorrence. My own was something like a wish to be dead—which, say what you want about it, is the surest defense against assaults of postmodernist attitude. Come to think of it, death provides an apt metaphor for the pictures: memento mori of perishing vanity.”

Richard Prince. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photographs by Robert McKeever.

newyorker:

Peter Schjeldahl on Richard Prince’s show of Instagram-inspired art:

“Possible cogent responses to the show include naughty delight and sincere abhorrence. My own was something like a wish to be dead—which, say what you want about it, is the surest defense against assaults of postmodernist attitude. Come to think of it, death provides an apt metaphor for the pictures: memento mori of perishing vanity.”

Richard Prince. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photographs by Robert McKeever.