Re: Re: National Concert Hall
Me, I’ve always had a penchant for Baroue sculpture, ye know the type of stuff….busts and bosoms, flesh, flowing robes, fruits and flowers, equestrian, etc…of the likes of the master sculptor Bernini etc…
Victorians were experts too at public sculptures, even if the subject matter was very vacuous ie royalty etc…and the finished piece very OTT.
I don’t think sculpture will reach such heights again as the Baroque. Hence today we get such muted little bronze pieces in comparison.
Anyone see the recent bombastic piece unveiled to the Queen of England’s mother in London. To look at the piece ye’d think that the old dear was a great leader of the masses when she lived. What a lie!
However, I’d be all on for more public sculpture pieces in Dublin please. It’s a part of what makes a city great.