Monday, June 30, 2014

London: Art

Over the next few days I am going to post a lot of pictures from our recent London trip. London is a big city. There are definitely a lot more to see and do than other European cities like Barcelona and Rome. The city is clean, picturesque, artsy, and vibrant. 

Believe it or not, my favourite London landmark is this giant blue cockerel called Hahn/Cock on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, designed by the German artist Katharina Fritsch. You can read more about the Hahn/Cock here. Gleefully feminist, Katharina's comment on creating Hahn/Cock is "a feminist sculpture, since it is I who am doing something active here – I, a woman, am depicting something male. Historically it has always been the other way around."

Hahn/Cock is made of fiberglass. 

Saturday antique market at Portobello Road is a must visit. I wanted to take all these 19th-century paintings back home with me. 

I was fixated on this one from 1887 depicting a misty landscape technique so it had to come home with me. 

The famous Rotunda blown glass chandelier by Dale Chihuly under the dome of the Victoria and Albert Museum's main entrance. 

Tate Modern is one of my favourite art galleries in London. This is the Spatial Concept 'Waiting' by Lucio Fontana. It is merely a canvas with a slit, right? Read this book "Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained" in case you are curious. 

Richard Serra is one of my favourite artists so I had to take a picture of his "Trip Hammer". His work inspired the black and white art in my foyer. 

Claude Monet! 

Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside, Southwark.

Great Court at the British Museum is another masterpiece by Foster + Partners. I couldn't take enough pictures of the glass ceiling. 

The Hoa Hakananai'a Basalt Statue at the British Museum. 

Mosaic floor in the Portico entrance inside the National Gallery. 

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