A colourful mural on the metro pays tribute to health workers
Stanton began the work on June 25th and finished it by the end of July.
Now we are able to see a mural painted by artist Philip Stanton in the lobby of the L4 metro station Guinardó / Hospital de Sant Pau, as a tribute to the health workers and all those who made it possible for us to feel cared for during the pandemic.
This large-sized mural, elaborated with Titanlux paints, not only aims to pay homage to health professionals, but is also dedicated to the city of Barcelona and its spirit of achievement and resilience. The mural is a song to hope, positivism and happiness after the hard months of confinement.
Stanton relied on the on-site collaboration of some of his students from the creative illustration degree at the Eina Art University, where he teaches.
A Matisse-inspired mural full of symbolism
The work transmits concepts such as travel, the passing of time, the seasons of the year, as well as symbols that evoke nature. Simultaneously, the work of art expresses a double image. In the foreground, clear references to Barcelona, its city icons, the TMB transport network that contrast with the dreamlike images in the background. The organic and botanical shapes symbolize ecology, hope, resurgence, and pay homage to the master of the 20th century and great referent in Stanton's work, Henri Matisse, who invented these cut-outs at the end of his life, creating a new pictorial language.
TMB and Titanlux we asked to name the work of art
To make the mural even more ours, we held a comp
Maribel Sáez is the author of the chosen title and won a set of paints.