Archive for August 14, 2009

Nights (and Days) on the Toon (Newcastle) Sculpture

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, DESIGN, NIGHT AND DAYS ON THE TOON (NEWCASTLE TRIP), PAST PLACES, SCULPTURE with tags , , , , on August 14, 2009 by echostains
Angel of the North, a missed photo opportunity

Angel of the North, a missed photo opportunity

There are many pieces of interesting sculpture around Newcastle.  Antony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’  (completed 1998) welcomes you, standing tall on the A1 and the A157  road Gateshead.  Unfortunately for us we were on the wrong side coming, and the road was diverted away from the sculpture coming back ggggrrr!  We would have liked to have gone up to it for a closer look, and some good pictures! (like this one).

angel_of_the_north

angel_of_the_north

Each city usually has one or two statues of Queen Victoria (and usually in black), This one by Alfred Gilbert, unveiled in 1993, Newcastle is no exception. image from here

Victoria satue newcastle

Victoria satue newcastle

We came across these three statues called ‘Man with Potential Selves’ by Sean Henry;-

sean henry sculpture1

 

sean henry sculpture1

There are 3 of these, but the second one isn’t a very good pic.

The one we couldn’t quite manage to snap, is from THIS site

man with potential selves

man with potential selves

On the Quayside are these statues:  One is called ‘Siren’ ( a vague reference to the sea), but I can’t find out what the other is called. (N.B. It’s called River God) 

siren

siren

 The sculpture looks like it pays reference to the slave trade.  But it is unusual because it is just the torso.

quayside sculpture 'River God'

quayside sculpture 'River God'

More Newcastle trip posts;

St Nicholas Gothic Cathedral

Out and about

Bessie Surtees House

More HERE

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