Module 5

What is Public Art?

Public art is not an art “form.” Its size can be huge or small. It can tower fifty feet high or call attention to the paving beneath your feet. Its shape can be abstract or realistic (or both), and it may be cast, carved, built, assembled, or painted. It can be site-specific or stand in contrast to its surroundings. What distinguishes public art is the unique association of how it is made, where it is, and what it means. Public art can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape, heighten our awareness, or question our assumptions. Placed in public sites, this art is there for everyone, a form of collective community expression. Public art is a reflection of how we see the world—the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are.


Points of View and Comparing

For each sections :

Section 1 : Greek Art because without the Greeks Art of work like the tombs, buildings and other things. We would not have what we have today. 

                 Prehistoric and Ancient Near Eastern Art. It brought God’s to life that is why some people in this world still have their religious acts.

Section 2: Romanesque Art. It developed some religions like the Catholics.

                 Gothic Art. Bible stories were often told by their art works.

Section 3 : Early Renaissance in Italy.Paintings become more powerful because ideas were broad.

                 The Baroque and Rococo. This two have different styles of Art. Baroque Art is interpreted to produce drama, tension, exuberance and emotions. Rococo Art is light pastels, elaborate colors and they had a decorative style.

Section 4: 19th Century Art. It is more modernized. Paintings became more neat and artists had more ideas about paintings

                 20th Century. Many Artists made paintings that are modern till today, Artists paints things that inspires them and what they believe in 

19th Century and 20th Century are likely the same because they are both modernized the only difference is in the 20th century artist have neat ideas of paintings than 19th century. 





20th Century Art


Mme Matisse: Madras Rouge: 

Matisse, Henri (-Émile-Benoît) (b. Dec. 31, 1869, Le Cateau, Picardy, Fr.–d. Nov. 3, 1954, Nice)
artist often regarded as the most important French painter of the 20th century. Matisse pursued the expressiveness of colour throughout his career. His subjects were largely domestic or figurative, and a distinct Mediterranean verve presides in the treatment.

20th century art came to be known as modernism, which began in the 19th century. Movements such as Post Impressionism and Art Nouveau from the previous century led to Die Brucke inGermany as well as Fauvism in France. The heart of Die Brucke led to what was called Expressionism which called for the emotions. Kandinsky of Munich led another German group called the Der Blaue Reiter, which associated the blue rider imagery with spiritual/mystical art of the future. Cubism by Picasso rejected the plastic ideas of the Renaissance by introducing multiple dimensions to 2 dimensional images.