Origin Guide – Dan Brown's Origin Guide
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Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Bilbao Guggenheim museum

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The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art located in Bilbao in the Spanish Basque Country which opened to the public in 1997. It is one of the five museums of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The innovative structure of the building was designed by Frank Gehry in the style that made it famous. Its silhouette is the result of a singular assemblage of stone, glass and titanium. The museum quickly became one of the most famous and appreciated contemporary buildings in the world, contributing for the renewal and notoriety of the city.

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

The famous spider sculpture Langdon encounters on his arrival at the museum:

Guggenheim mseum spider

Credits: Bertrand Rieger

It is a sculpture of Louise Bourgeois (American naturalized sculptor and plastic artist) entitled “Maman”.

Louise Bourgeois' Maman

In the book, Fernando “presents Maman” ​​when Langdon arrives on the place.

Guggenheim fog sculpture  Fujiko Nakaya Fog Sculpture

The fog sculpture created by Fujiko Nakaya.

Here is the rendering of the fog sculpture at the Guggenheim Museum in video:


The Tiger Mama in Boston

The Tiger Mama in Boston

Langdon and Kirsch were discussing religion and art.

 

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