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Black Burns

By AllistairK
This is the Great Hall of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh in 2017. The white marble statue of Robert Burns by John Flaxman, commissioned in 1824, represents an idealised vision of the bard. The broken statue, Black Burns by Douglas Gordon from 2017, represents the antithesis. A man broken by his imperfections. The fact that the other sculptures in the area are turned away from the centre add to the effect. I liked the way that the bust of Jimmy Logan in the distance appears to be watching from afar. A great building to visit if you are in the area.

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