Erik Nitsche: Sun Dial and Rock of Gibraltar
Connected to the southern coast of Spain by an isthmus, Gibraltar has been a British possession since 1704. Because of its position at the eastern end of the Straits of Gibraltar, the tiny state has felt the influence of Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal on its architectural development. However, because of the dispute in 1966 between Great Britain and Spain regarding Gibraltar's political status, few new structures were planned or completed. Even before 1966, few of the nation's buildings or sculptures could be considered modern in twentieth century terms. Undoubtedly, the city of Gibraltar on the state's western coast displays the most modern achievements in Gibraltar's architecture. Confined mainly to housing development and tourist accommodations, the "new style" Gibraltar architecture reflects the continued influence of modern British design. Featured on this artwork is a northern view of the giant Sun Dial which sits near the base of the Rock of Gibraltar in the capital city.
This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood® First Day Cover for the Gibraltar Europa 1987 Modern Art - Architecture stamp issued February 17, 1987.
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