Thursday, November 24, 2005

Trafalgar Square


The fourth plinth of Trafalgar Sq. is currently occupied by Marc Quinn's sculpture of Alison Lapper who was born without arms or legs. She sits up there in all her pregnant glory, supposedly controversial. I think she's majestic.
Quinn once had sculptures of Lapper installed amongst the classical works in the V & A's sculpture room. It worked marvellously. Amongst the ancient, limbless Venus's & Aphrodites they didn't look out of place at all. In fact it makes you reconsider traditional notions of classical beauty & aesthetics.

3 comments:

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Yes!

Paul Mckeown said...

Draw some Migdets!!!!!

Matt J said...

Y, know I never drew a small person, would you be happy to pose Paul? I'd make you look taller!