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Orsini Bomb at Van Gogh Museum

7 July 2007 - On 21 September, an exhibition on Barcelona around 1900 will open at the Van Gogh museum. Among the objects on display will be the ‘Orsini Bomb’ used in an Anarchist attack at the Liceu Theatre.

The exhibition will deal with Pablo Picasso, Antoni Gaudí and the city’s expansion designed by Ildefonso Cerdà; and will feature art objects, furniture, postcards, posters and jewellery. Teresa Sala of the University of Barcelona has been working for four years preparing the exhibition.

One of the objects on display will be an Orsini Bomb, which has horns filled with fulminate of mercury sticking out, making it explode on impact.

On 7 November 1893, Anarchist Santiago Salvador hurled two such bombs at the rich crowd at the Liceu Theatre. One bomb exploded, killing 22 people and injuring 35. The other failed to explode, and is now in the possession of Barcelona’s City History Museum.

Gaudí’s Sagrada Família features a diabolical figure placing an Orsini Bomb in the hands of a worker.

Source: El País, Van Gogh Museum


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