Sculpture Court

Hunterian Art Gallery Sculpture Court, University of Glasgow:

Left: Lantern and finial from Pettigrew and Stephen’s Glasgow Warehouse c. 1896. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1868-1928. University Library tower in the background.

Top right: Tools for the Shaman, 1996. Made by Jake Harvey, b. 1948.

Bottom right: Rio, 1964-5. Made by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, 1924-2005.

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6 thoughts on “Sculpture Court

  1. Birgit September 23, 2014 / 04:08

    Of course I like the lantern the best. I am not one for modern art but I see the intention in these works.

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    • Anabel Marsh September 23, 2014 / 08:09

      Me too, but the overall impression of the Court (there were more sculptures than we photographed) with the grey gravel and the Library tower in the background was impressive.

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  2. Donna September 24, 2014 / 05:15

    My favorite is Rio. I’m not sure why but it seems to be something that would fit into a story about a boy.

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    • Anabel Marsh September 24, 2014 / 07:38

      My husband liked that one a lot and took some close-ups of different sections. He’s an engineer so I can see why he was intrigued.

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  3. Lori L MacLaughlin October 11, 2014 / 02:57

    I liked the Rio sculpture the best, too. It’s fascinating with all its pieces and parts.

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    • Anabel Marsh October 11, 2014 / 07:49

      It is fascinating – but the Mackintosh photo is going to be some practical use today so it’s now officially my favourite! I’m a tour guide on a women’s history walk today which passes the site of Pettigrew and Stephens, where many 19th century ladies would have shopped. We have a drawing of the building to show, and now a photograph too.

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