I’ve never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life. FERNANDO PESSOA

Friday, 20 December 2013

London: (7) Trafalgar Square

The giant bright-blue cockerel (by German sculptor Katharina Fritsch) on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. It joins the august company of George IV and generals Havelock and Napier on the other three plinths and Admiral Nelson on his column. What a great splash of fun and colour!

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square.

Five paintings I saw and loved in the National Gallery: (anticlockwise from the top) Van Gogh's Farms near Auvers and Long Grass with Butterflies, Turner's Rain, Steam and Speed, Cézanne's Landscape with Poplars and Monet's The Water-Lily Pond.

2 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

All among my favourites Robert. In the days when I used to visit the Gallery I used to decide in advance exactly what I wanted to see and make for just those paintings. If one is not careful it is easy to get side-tracked and see so much that one beomes satiated.

The Solitary Walker said...

Yes, I was near satiation much of the time, Pat.