December 22, 2015
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Miquel Barcelo (Felanitx, 1957) is without doubt one of the most representative and important contemporary artists in the world. In the cathedral of Majorca, known as La Seu, this Majorcan artist made one of the boldest and original works made so far, in a religious building. The chapel of San Pedro (or of the Santísimo), located on the right hand side apse at the head of the gothic temple was the place chosen by Barceló.

The intervention, which was carried out between 2001 and 2006, consists of a ceramic polychromatic mural of 300 square meters that represents the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes according to the Gospel of John. A colossal task that Barcelo developed in Vietrisul Mare (Naples) in collaboration with the ceramist VincenzoSantoriello. The artist also made the altar, pulpit, the president's chair and the two banks of stone. At the bottom of the chapel are five stained glass windows of 12 meters, painted with various shades of gray to recreate the underwater light.

An avant-garde proposal promoted by several public and private institutions that has not been without controversy. A further incentive to visit this magnificent temple, one of the most impressive European Gothic buildings.

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