Monday, 23 March 2009

Gawd Bless 'er

Thank God for traditional British memorial art. They have made a good job of the new Queen Mum statue at Carlton House, standing beneath the old King. Simple, regal and profound. Sort of thing a chap likes to look at on his way to his club for lunch. I was so impressed, I took a snap for you.
A bit of an improvement on the GCSE Art failure of the Queen Elizabeth Gate at Hyde Park Corner:


Does that lion rampant have golden balls? Is it a lion at all? Looks more like a monkey climbing a tree. Not a bad unicorn, but it looks a bit hard-trained, more like a racing greyhound. As for the peacock and the floral tree, beats me. The tourist guides probably witter on about their significance as a metaphor of her life, etc, but it strikes me as a load of balls.

10 comments:

Lexander said...

Very nice. No cap E required in the headline, however ! Regards.

lilith said...

The tree is obviously a pohutukawa.

apricotfox said...

I am afraid the unicorn is a bit goaty conformation-wise for my liking. I would not even bother to see it trotted up if I rocked up to buy it....
Or is it a Southern Rata, Lilith?

idle said...

Noted, lex

Obviously, lil

Yes, a satyr from the chest down, foxy

grumpy granny said...

Has nobody an excuse/explanation for the green parrotty thing at top centre of the trunk?

Tuscan Tony said...

The tree appears to have been copied from some William Morris wallpaper, probably from Standen.

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idle said...

I have not seen it close up, granny, but it bears some resemblance to a marmoset.

He knows his wallpaper, does the Tuscan. More than in touch with his feminine side.

electro-kevin said...

Y'know. I thought I hadn't heard much from the Queen Mum of late.

What caused it ? Was it a fish bone ?

William Gruff said...

They should pull the bloody thing down and put Blair's headless skeleton there instead.

It's long past time that we abolished the monarchy and executed all elected heads of state on the expiry of their terms. That would reduce the bastards' expense claims.