Strange Monsters of Madrid

June 18, 2009 By: erik Category: Art, Spain, Travel, Weird 301 views

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Bizarre Monster Art in MadridWhen we were in the nation’s capital recently, we spent a few hours walking around the Parque Del Retiro, Madrid’s equivalent of New York’s Central Park. At the time there was an exhibition of some bizarre humanoid sculptures that had multiple faces. The point of them being that they looked like they had a face from any angle. Needless to say, with the right mindset, they were quite comically creepy.
Bizarre Monster Art in Madrid

Is it coming or going?

Bizarre Monster Art in Madrid

Sure! Why not a bronze version?

Bizarre Monster Art in Madrid

No, Christopher! Look out! You’re not in the Hundred Acre Wood anymore!

Bizarre Monster Art in Madrid

Gah! The hands!

Bizarre Monster Art in Madrid

Because there weren’t enough faces, some of them had chest tattoos.

Bizarre Monster Art in Madrid

Ummm…

Bizarre Monster Art in Madrid

Is this a right hand or a left hand?

These statues are by Juan Ripollés, who, judging from the picture in that link, is just the right amount of crazy to create this stuff.