Art is language and public art is public speech – Jonathan Jones

What Is Public Art?

Marsha of ‘Always Write Blog’ tells us what constitutes public art.

Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.

  • Seasonal Displays
  • Graffiti or Murals, Wall Art
  • Statues and Sculptures
  • Store Windows
  • Car Shows
  • Artistic Construction (Bridge, benches and buildings)
  • and more
“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness” Anni Albers

Public art is a powerful tool in society.

The above image is a large terracotta mural installed on the outer wall of Metro Railway Station in, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

The mural measures 16f x 27f (4.8m x 8.2m)

You can notice the 9f (2.7m) clock without the hands with the train in the centre, surrounded by folk artists.

The mural informs the public of the arrival of a modern sophisticated transport system like metro rail, cutting down the travel time and giving life to the city.


Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

Image by © PTP-2021 All Rights Reserved

This post is part of Marsha’s PPAC # 3 – photo challenge


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