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.
Monday, 23 March 2009
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:
création d' idle at 11:11 am