Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Broadgate Venus

Broadgate Venus by Fernando Botero, Exchange Square, Broadgate, City of London, London
“Broadgate Venus” by Fernando Botero, 1990
Exchange Square, Broadgate, City of London
London, October 2009

“Reclining serenely at the heart of Broadgate, this polished bronze nude overlooks Liverpool Street Station, giving a glimpse of romance in the hustle and bustle of the City. At five tonnes, Venus is one of Botero’s largest pieces and her generous curves are ever popular with passers-by, art students and amorous couples, many of whom pose for photos, perhaps hoping her son Cupid is there in spirit too.”
(Broadgate Venus, Broadgate, City of London)

3 comments:

Lowell said...

Shiny and voluptuous! I don't think she'd make it as a model these days!

cieldequimper said...

I'm not a huge Botero fan...

Babzy said...

beautiful ! :)