ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Primavera, 2005
Artworks: Mosaic

Artist
Raul Colon
Architect
MTA - NYCT
Collection
MTA Arts & Design
Materials
Glass mosaic and faceted glass on stairway wall
Dates
  • Constructed, 2005
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Description
The artist visited the Washington Heights community and saw a diverse neighborhood, filled with children. His response was a glass mosaic of a soaring couple dancing in an idyllic landscape and two faceted glass windows of children at play. The artist says that he wanted something that would be uplifting and that he was inspired by the imagery and symbolism of early Renaissance murals, especially those of Piero della Francesca, known for their serenity and clarity. According to artist Raúl Col...
Courtesy of MTA Arts for Transit
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Location
W. 191st street & St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10002
United States

In the 191st St. 1 Train subway station.
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