Aesthetics, a not very tidy intellectual discipline, is a heterogeneous collection of problems that concern the arts primarily but also relate to nature. In practice, aesthetic judgement refers to the sensory contemplation or appreciation of an object not necessarily an art objectwhile artistic judgement refers to the recognition, appreciation or criticism of art or an art work.
History of Public Art: Origins Greek cities were early advocates of the edifying virtues of religious and social art predominantly sculpturecapable of being viewed and appreciated by the community at large.
A supreme example of public art in Ancient Greece is the Parthenon c. Later, Roman authorities erected mass-produced statues of the Roman Emperor in all corners of the empire, in order to demonstrate the majesty of Rome.
This concept of communal aesthetics or propaganda was vigorously implemented by Pagan as well as later Christian communities. The Roman church, influenced by the Eastern Church, produced the glorious Ravenna mosaicswhile Rome celebrated the end of the Dark Ages with the construction of great medieval, romanesque and gothic-style cathedrals of France, like Chartres, Rheims, Amiens and Notre Dame de Paris.
Adorned with beautiful religious art including statues, mosaic artrelief-sculpture, altarpiece artand stained glass artthese monumental buildings were public works of art, designed to inspire the community with their grandeur beauty andreligious devotion.
Renaissance Public Art c. Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel frescoes at Padua, Donatello's bronze statue David, and Michelangelo's marble sculptures Pieta and David, bear witness to this upsurge in Christian art.
Baroque Public Art c. This Catholic Counter-Reformation used a dramatic style of Baroque art in its architecture eg.
Public Art During the 18th and 19th centuries, partly due to the reduction in patronage by the Catholic Church, public art in the West was largely confined to the commemoration of Bishops, Kings and other secular heroes eg.
American Architecture for more details, and for designers, see: Public Art During the 20th Century Political Art As stated above public art during the 20th and 21st century has dramatically widened in function, form and media.
Political developments have widened the function of public art for propaganda purposes. Perhaps the most blatant modern example of public art being used for political purposes concerns the Socialist Realism art movement, launched in Soviet Russia by Joseph Stalin to support the country's drive for industrial self-sufficiency after Socialist Realism aimed to glorify the achievements of the Communist regime through a ubiquitous display of monumental heroic style posters, painting and sculpture.
Meantime, the German Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was staging photographic exhibitions designed to demonize the Jew in society, and a huge public art exhibition in Munich of banned modern painting and sculpture called Degenerate Art.
His attempted genocide of the Jews spawned a new genre of Holocaust art and public memorials. In Mexico during the s and s, painters like Diego RiveraDavid Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco helped to create the Mexican Murals movement, during which public buildings were decorated by large-scale fresco paintingtypically with a nationalist political message.
Art forms promoted by the Chinese authorities before, during and after the Cultural Revolution also fall into this category of overtly political public art. And sometimes, urban art forms such as street murals are created as a protest by minority groups against certain laws or political authority.
During the s and s, the cities of Belfast, New York and Los Angeles witnessed this type of public art, which was designed to reinforce a political agenda.
Land Art Arguably the most novel form of 20th century public art, Land Art is exemplified by the monumental earthworks, such as Spiral Jetty created in Utah by Robert Smithsonand the encirclement of eleven Florida islands in pink fabric by Christo and Jeanne-Claude b.
Architecture Arguably the most open and available type of public art, 20th century building design has been dominated by Skyscraper Architectureshaped by ever taller towers.
Graffiti This term, derived from the Italian word 'graffio' meaning, to scratch, refers to illicit 'street art' sprayed or painted on buildings, in public urban areas, by freelance 'street artists'. One of the new contemporary art movementsgraffiti street art includes territorial graffiti, aggressive guerrilla art now referred to as 'post-graffiti art'and stencil graffiti.
It is commonly employed to differentiate contemporary public-space artwork from territorial or guerrilla graffiti, and visual vandalism.Aesthetics (/ ɛ s ˈ θ ɛ t ɪ k s, iː s-/) is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty..
In its more technical epistemological perspective, it is defined as the study of subjective and sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste.
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