Trafalgar – Battle, Square, Sculpture

OK, so here’s a little quiz: Trafalgar, as in the Battle of, is a

trafalgar-turner

Battle of Trafalgar by Turner

a. cape

b. island

c. country

off the coast of

a. Scotland

b. Spain

c. France

d. Russia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/launch_ani_trafalgar.shtml

(answers are Cape off Spain)… who knew? not moi.

The Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square has been full of controversy, conflict and edgy art.

Most recently: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2009/07/06/plinth-london-people.html

Antony Gormley created a space for 2400 people to be a statue over 100 days. Quite interesting: http://www.oneandother.co.uk/

Antony Gormley One & Other

6 July – 14 October 2009

'Plinther' Jason Clark, photo by James O Jenkins

‘There was something very poignant about the sight of a single human on a space designed for a massive statue. Gormley championed the little guy against the intimidating grandeur of the square’s institutions …’ (Alex Needham, The Guardian)

Does the Trafifthneed a 4th plinth? Or perhaps in view of this blog’s title and our cross street, we could install a 5th Plinth. whether or not we have 4 others… I’m sure there could be an arts grant for this.

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