“Sanna calls for serenity, for a moment of pause”

Sanna is the name of the monumental sculpted head that stands on Place de la Comédie in Bordeaux since 2013. Jaume Plensa* is the creator of this female face made entirely of cast iron.

Seven meters high, the singular silhouette is the only remaining sculpture of a total of eleven works by the Catalan artist that was exhibited throughout the city back in 2013. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous art patron we have the opportunity to enjoy the artwork for another year or so.

Sanna sur la Place de la Comédie, Bordeaux - Photo by Asgeir Pedersen, Spots France
Sanna sur la Place de la Comédie, Bordeaux

The brutality of the material combined with the fine lines contrast with the imposing classical architecture of the Grand Théâtre in the background, and it all blends perfectly into the urban landscape. For those who know how to admire her, Sanna calls for serenity, a moment of pause, at the crossroads of the shopping street frenzy of Rue Sainte Catherine and Cours de l’Intendance.

Inspired by poetry, the artist, for whom the face is the mirror of the soul, offers with this work of art a place of meditation and rest in the heart of Bordeaux.

Jaume Plensa is an artist and sculptor, born in 1955 in Barcelona Spain. (Wikipedia)
Original text by Blanche de Balincourt
Photos by Asgeir Pedersen, Spots France