TQ3281 : Barbican tour: the Muse

taken 3 years ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

Barbican tour: the Muse
Barbican tour: the Muse
My first impression on seeing this gilded sculpture suspended above one of the service roads within the Barbican complex was that it represented the Buddha; but no, apparently it is "the golden Barbican Muse, a floating, reclining female figure, holding up the masks of comedy and tragedy" by artist Matthew Spender".
A tour of the Barbican
Photos taken on a guided evening tour of the Barbican estate in central London. The whole of the 1960s/70s estate including the 1982 arts centre is now listed grade 2 as a group of buildings, and grade 2* as a park.

The enthusiastic and well informed guide pointed out many architectural features and references that are not obvious to the untrained eye. Much of what he said in detail can be found on the very detailed list description at LinkExternal link so there is no need to repeat it here.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Arts and Culture  City, Town centre 
Artist (from Tags)
Matthew Spender 
Place (from Tags)
Barbican 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 324 818 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.1765N 0:5.5785W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 324 817
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