Public Art: Astonishing Ideas!


Public Art is arousing our thinking, provoking our curiosity and energizing our public spaces. It possesses a great ability of transforming the place we live in into a special world, into better, friendlier environment. Public art, in the broad sense of the word, is any work of art or design created by an artist specifically to be sited in a public space.

 

And this blog post is devoted to astonishing and creative pieces of public art. Here you will see interactive towers, gigantic sculptures, surrealistic statues, painted houses, stone, rubber and wooden sculptured figures, original bus stops and even carpets made of flowers. You will visit the annual exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture in the beautiful Chatsworth garden in Derbyshire, Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden in Australia and many other beautiful places that can boast of the matchless masterpieces.

 

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This amazing piece of public art was designed by artist Lawrence Argent and commissioned by the city of Denver, CO. The project is 42-ft (12.2m) tall. It was installed in Denver with the help of four semi-trucks and a large crane. The original form was first scanned using a Cyberware 3D scanner and then animated into position using Newtek’s Lightwave. This gigantic blue Bear was placed in front of the Convention Center.

 

The Bear
Thanks to Deskproto for this image.

 

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The D-Tower is part of the Tower Project in the Dutch town Doetinchem. It is an interactive art project. The City’s inhabitants can decide which color the tower should have on the following night: Red for Love, Purple for Happiness, Yellow for Fear and Green for Hate. It is the first of total 5 artistic towers (A, B, C, D, E), to be placed on the locations of the city’s five former gates.
This first tower is a creation of the artist Q.S. Serafijn and the architect Lars Spuybroek.

 

D-Tower
Thanks to Deskproto for this image.

 

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The annual sales exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture in the beautiful Chatsworth garden in Derbyshire (England) is the most eagerly awaited annual art show. More than 20 works of famous artists are presented there. Among them is Marc Quinn’s sculpture of a baby entitled Planet. The exhibition is organized in association with Sotheby’s and is open to the public until the 2d of November.

 

Sculpture of a baby by Marc Quinn
The image was taken from Yatzer.com

 

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The annual exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture in Chatsworth garden in Derbyshire (England). Salvador Dali’s Femme en Flamme with Jaume Plensa’s House of Knowledge in the background.

 

Salvador Dali -Femme en Flamme
The image was taken from Yatzer.com

 

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The annual exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture in Chatsworth garden in Derbyshire (England). Horse by Fernando Botero.

 

Horse by Fernando Botero
The image was taken from Yatzer.com

 

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Original Bus Stop.

 

Bus Stop01
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

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Realistic Art.

 

Realistic Art
Thanks to EyeCatchyPics.com for this image.

 

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The next two pieces of art are made of old tires. The simplest things are amazing. :)

 

Horse made of old tires
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

OldTiresArt2
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

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Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden is one of Australia’s most special attractions. It is a world full of fantasy, beauty and humor. Bruno’s Art Garden is located near the small Victorian village of Marysville and welcomes everybody. Here are a couple of Bruno’s art pieces.

 

Brunos Art Garden 01
The image was taken from Brunosart.com.

 

BrunosArt Garden 02
The image was taken from Brunosart.com.

 

BrunosArt Garden 03
The image was taken from Brunosart.com.

 

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This eminent eagle monument stands in one of the Russian cities.

 

Eagle Monument01
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

Eagle Monument02
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

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That is how people of La Orotava celebrate one of the Catholic holidays, Corpus Christi, a Christian feast. They pave the streets with carpets made of flowers. Can you imagine the truly amazing pieces of art, these gorgeous pictures that can be created by using flower petals!

 

Feast of Corpus Christi01
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

The Feast of Corpus Christi, which is a moveable feast, is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or, in some countries on the Sunday after Holy Trinity. It is primarily celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church, but it is also included in the calendar of a few Anglican churches.

 

Feast of Corpus Christi 02
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

Feast of Corpus Christi 03
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

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Look at these astounding wall paintings! Unbelievable!

 

Wall Painting01
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

Wall Painting02
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.

 

Wall Painting03
The image was taken from Zuzafun.com.
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Resources:
Brunosart.com
Zuzafun.com

Deskproto.com

Yatzer.com

EyeCatchyPics.com

 

 

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  • http://www.krisadams.co.za Kris

    Nice collection.
    That life-like boy is just plain freaky!

  • http://www.wefunction.com liam

    Great collection, lovely work. I really love that first model made out of old tyres, genius!

  • http://jaskclothing.blogspot.com jerry

    The life-like boy is Rom Mueck, where you gotta see his work live: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Mueck

  • http://www.templates.com Tianna

    @ Jerry
    Thanks for the comment! and for additional information :)

  • http://www.leafydesignz.co.za Leafy Designz

    Awesome selection…..creativity…what would we do with out it?

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