Monday, September 30, 2013

Sculpture and Siting Art - Saint Gaudens Studio, President Lincoln Portrait

Saint Gaudens monumental portrait of Lincoln is sited off off main courtyard.
The bust is tightly framed by a clipped hedge, that creates a tension in the space.
The tight approach feels as if you are having a private interview with President Lincoln.
(Who chose that bright blue paint for the pedestal though? Bad idea.)

The narrow space limits the number of people and creates a greater feeling of intimacy.

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