Public Art

Murals! Murals! Murals!

Take a look at these pictures. We'll discuss them after you complete your initial notes.

Public Art

"Public art...signifies a working practice of site specificity, community involvement and collaboration...[T]he "relationship between the content and the audience, what the art is saying and to whom, is just as important if not more important than its physical location."


-"Public Art", Wikipedia

History

Berlin

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Trompe - l'oeil

And now for the East: Angkor Wat

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Stage 1: Exploration aka Google It!

Totally random things to Google re: Public Art & Murals

  • public art
  • mural
  • Diego Rivera
  • social realism
  • Germany WWII
  • Berlin Wall
  • NYC
  • Queen St., Toronto (Rick Mercer's rant)
  • Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland
  • Subways: Toronto, Montreal, Paris, Moscow
  • Welland, St. Thomas (Ontario)
  • Banksy
  • graffiti - Is it art? Why/not?
  • Michaelangelo
  • Da Vinci
  • Raphael
  • David Fichter
  • street art
  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude

***Your Task***

Take notes

Take notes under these eight headings:
  • techniques
  • materials
  • works
  • artists
  • history/significance
  • movements/era
  • memorable quotes
  • arresting images
Keep track of your resources. You may find something fantastic that you can share.


Possible templates for structuring your notes:

Public Art Template 1

Public Art Template 2 extension

Reflect

  1. What do you think public art is?
  2. Who is it for?
  3. What does context do for public art?

Appropriation Issues

Image attributions

"Awatoceanofmilk01" by Image by User:Markalexander100. - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Awatoceanofmilk01.JPG#/media/File:Awatoceanofmilk01.JPG


"Banksy-ps" by The original uploader was Ajuk at English Wikipedia. The photographer's rights have been released under the following licences: - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Mattbuck using CommonsHelper.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Banksy-ps.jpg#/media/File:Banksy-ps.jpg


"Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F088809-0038, Berlin, East Side Gallery" by Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F088809-0038 / Thurn, Joachim F. / CC-BY-SA 3.0. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 de via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_B_145_Bild-F088809-0038,_Berlin,_East_Side_Gallery.jpg#/media/File:Bundesarchiv_B_145_Bild-F088809-0038,_Berlin,_East_Side_Gallery.jpg


Dionysiac frieze, painted mural, Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii, II Pompeian style (I century BC). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 19 Oct 2015.
http://quest.eb.com/search/153_2366600/1/153_2366600/cite


LASCAUX: HORSES. - Ibex and horses from the Cave of Lascaux at Montignac, France.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 19 Oct 2015.
http://quest.eb.com/search/140_1648749/1/140_1648749/cite


NOLA Spider by Barbara McVeigh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


PanAm Yarn Bike by Barbara McVeigh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Quebec City Birds by Barbara McVeigh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Trompe L'oeil Mural. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 19 Oct 2015.
http://quest.eb.com/search/167_3986563/1/167_3986563/cite


"Última Cena - Da Vinci 5" by Leonardo da Vinci - High resolution scan by http://www.haltadefinizione.com/ in collaboration with the Italian ministry of culture. Scan details. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%C3%9Altima_Cena_-_Da_Vinci_5.jpg#/media/File:%C3%9Altima_Cena_-_Da_Vinci_5.jpg


Wall mural depicting history of city in Lower town. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 19 Oct 2015.
http://quest.eb.com/search/167_4009127/1/167_4009127/cite