Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Sir Christopher Wren and his creations

For the Three Muses challenge this week
I have always considered Sir Christopher Wren to be one of England's greatest architects and to my mind infinitely better than today's practitioners! 
I found this lovely background image on the internet showing many of the towers of Wren churches in the City of London together with the dome of St. Paul's; the portrait of Sir Christopher is also courtesy of the internet; and, as he was reputedly a freemason, I have added the square and compass to represent this.
Font is 'Caslon Antique,

24 comments:

  1. beautiful piece, i think it was a good idea to make it monochromatic!

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  2. Gosh this is incredible.
    Stunning creation.

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  3. Very creative, and what a beautiful church!!

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  4. Wonderful, Ali--I love this! He was one of the greatest!

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  5. Have never heard of him before but wow, gorgeous church! I love to look at architecture but know very little about it. Nice work!

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  6. Wonderful tribute and art piece Ali- it is amazing how there seemed to be so much more detail in the architectural works of the past!

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  7. that is so beautiful, a true and well deserved tribute to him, great to see his image on there as well.

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  8. Magnificent piece, Ali, not one bit of your zany humour in it!! (maybe next week?? LOL)

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  9. This has real style, Ali. Wonderful piece!

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  10. Beautiful work as always Ali
    Beryl x

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  11. I'm learning history here. I never knew that the churches that I've visit in London where his designs ! Thanks for sharing this information Ali !!
    A wonderful and detailed work !!

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  12. Ali, I love your tribute to Sir Christopher Wren and can only agree with your sentiments about his influence on architecture which is still so strong in the 21st century. As a person who comes from a "young" country where such buildings do not exist, my visits to London filled me with awe - especially to see St Paul's in all its glory, so magnificent and still dominating the skyline of that part of the city.
    This is a lovely, thoughtful piece of art. I love it!

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  13. What a stylish and elegant tribute to Sir Wren!

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  14. What a great piece Ali, fantastic!!!!!!!

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  15. Ali this is a brilliant tribute so beautifully crafted. I have missed looking at your art but will be home in a few days and will love to have a long look then.

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  16. What a great tribute to Christopher Wren, truly a great architectural genius. Your piece is really gorgeous.

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Ali xx