Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lucidity

Bertrand Russell as “Lucidity”, by Boris Anrep, 1952
Portico of the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
London, September 2014

“Between 1928 and 1933, the National Gallery commissioned Anrep to lay two mosaic pavements in the vestibule of the Main Hall to illustrate ‘The Labours of Life’ and ‘The Pleasures of Life’. In 1952, Anrep laid a third pavement, ‘The Modern Virtues’. The resulting mosaics are a celebration of everyday life, which lies underfoot in a busy public place.”
(Mosaics in the Portico, The National Gallery)

2 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like what the artists did outside that 'Ring' !

Changes in the wind said...

Like the falling leaves that surrounds it.