Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"The Three Graces"


I went to the Macdonald block in yesterday's post to see if this fountain was working but no luck - our climate must be hard on fountain mechanisms since so many don't work! This piece, The Three Graces, was also installed in 1968 in the same courtyard as yesterday and was done by artist Gerald Gladstone (who did the 'bird co-op' I showed you here). Very typical of late 60s art the 3 abstract bronze female figures are 2.6m high and are meant to represent the Greek goddesses of the arts - Aglia, Euphnosyne, and Thalia with the spraying water meant to suggest their flowing gowns - instead they are naked! It is quite spectacular when working.

7 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Now you have a good excuse to go back there on another sunny day. ;-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Could be so lovely with water!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

jennyfreckles said...

Graceful indeed - what a pity it's not working.

Paul in Powell River said...

Maybe the City's waiting to be sure you've had the last frost, God forbid!!

Randy said...

It's nice to actually see it. But I'll bet it's lovely with the water flowing.

Jack said...

The goddesses are lovely even without the fountain, but they will be spectacular when the water flows. You will need to pay it a return visit.

EG Wow said...

I'd love to see the fountain working. I hope this isn't a provincial cutback!