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.