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
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.
Image by © PTP-2021 All Rights Reserved
This post is part of Marsha’s PPAC # 3 – photo challenge