Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Trafalgar Square, London

I walked across Trafalgar Square on my way to the Mall Galleries to take my turn stewarding for the Society of Women Artists' exhibition. On the front of the National Gallery there was a section of living wall made from about 8000 plants and based on A Wheatfield with Cypresses painted by Van Gogh.
You can click on the images to make them larger.
I was amazed to see the size of it and the different textures together echoing the lively and textural brush marks of Van Gogh. The figures in the photo give a sense of scale.
For more information about how the wall was made click here

I was also wowed by the ship in a bottle that is the current occupant of the fourth plinth.
I walked around the square to see it from different angles and perspectives.


Rita alias alatvian said...

Lovely post! Great masterpieces!
Thanx for sharing!

ZudaGay said...

Wow! That is amazing and beautiful, what did they attach the plants to the wall with, I wonder. The ship is very cool as well. Thanks for sharing!

Colours and Textures said...

For more info about it's planting I have added a new link into the post.

Terrie said...

Great art pieces. The wall is typical impressive. Love the greenery. Thanks for sharing.

Creating Trouble said...

I'll have to go into central London this weekend then!

Erika Price said...

Amazing art works! Thanks for sharing :) Erika