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Los Cubos de la Memoria

Los Cubos de la Memoria

Agustín Ibarrola created this beautiful work of art on the breakwater in the fishing port of Llanes. He created this masterpiece on the blocks of cement which make up the breakwater. It has been described as one of the major works of public art. Within it there are elements of the history of the town, the region and the artist himself.
The cubes are painted in such a way that the colours, images and edges mix and create new forms. These unite the blocks and create new three dimensional shapes superimposed on the originals. Ibarrola uses a non figuartive method to achieve a work of great beauty, a work for contemplation, a work whose colours and shapes are constantly changing with the light and the water, highlighting or covering elements and motifs such as the fish eyes on the lowest blocks.