by Siham Saleh
While I was in Brussels, Belgium to do our project of Cities and Culture module, I recognized very interesting way of using public art in the underground of metro stations. It is obvious that the network metro in Brussels was interestingly enhanced and addressed the non-places such as station and make the intensively used space enjoyable and place of opportunities. The public art were various between ( steel sculpture, wall picture in oil and wall mosaic etc) this information about the location and type of art are available at http://www.planetware.com/map/art-in-the-brussels-metro-map-b-brartmet.htm
The following pictures are one of the public arts that I saw while I was there, it is a piece of imaginative public art of 16 x icarus (hanging bronze figures and plaster ceiling relief) in comte de flandre metro stop. The way of using art as I noted that was to fill the very high area of the space and also shows the creativity of artists in Brussels. However, it is clearly that these works helps to express the character of the community and its identity.