Barbican, defender of the Arts - A3+ Giclee Print

109 GBP

A limited edition A3+ Reproduction giclee print of an original painting of the Barbican, defender of the Arts by Cathy Read. The print is signed and numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity. The print comes mounted in a clear sleeve.


About the image:

You can’t ignore The Barbican Arts Centre

Love or hate it, sometimes you wonder what inspires a building? Take the Barbican, it classes as brutalist architecture but where did the ideas come from?

A conglomeration of diverse structures, it has a remarkable similarity to a rabbit warren. You can see where you need to go, but it isn’t always immediately obvious how to get there. Nonetheless it’s an impressive structure.

The lakeside terrace is overlooked by concrete structures. Which remind me of the pill boxes constructed during the second world war as part of the defence of the nation.

The Barbican Arts Centre has a reputation for cutting edge arts and these pill boxes got me thinking…

What could they be defending?

Well the answer is obviously the Arts but what would pill boxes use to defend the arts?

Perhaps an assault of Music, a Soliloquy, a painting, or a coreographed battle?

Whatever the Barbican Art Centre uses in the defence of the Arts with that architecture it won’t fade into the background.

The Barbican- Defender of the Arts print is sold unframed.

The Barbican- Defender of the Arts is part of the 30 day Painting tour of London.



All copyrights are retained by the artist, and that the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.

This is an A3+ Giclee print.  One of an edition of 150.