* How public art is funded and who owns it?
What is public art?
The statue of Marcus Aurelius ( Rome )
especially for state propaganda (Marcus Aurelius statue)
than: Michelangelo → allegoric meaning
Italy: 1866 = re-unification of Italy → the public artworks belongs to the government
Last Judgment, Bourges Cathedral (1200 )
Do what you have to do the get to heaven
so: educate and lead
What are the purposes of museums?
1. serve as repository of beauty
2. serve as repository of history
3. educate the public on issues of art
4. advance knowledge in arts and history
5. act as guardian of cultural heritage
6. act as guardian of accurate science in art and history
i. don’t let to export fake artworks → corrupt the ouesse
* 7. entertainment
All kind of things
It was all wonder to them→ it’s the origin of nowadays museum
Cabinet of curiosities
City of Basel ( city government ) acquires Amerbach Kabinett in 1661
→ a private collection became public
it’s still belong to a private collection but it’s owner wants the public to see it
so: it’s belongs to Medici but you can see it / The tribuna of the UFFIZI /
1866 → Italian state takes it , itt become public
Sir Hans Sloane made a Wunder Kabine
40.000 printed books
prints and drawings from Dürer
antiquities from Egypt,Greece,Rome,America
Eszterházy Collection → Museum of fine arts
The sold it to the Hungarian government
* so , Why do we have public art?
Transmit acquired wisdom
Enjoy the beauty of creation
Preserve achievements of human culture
Entertain us during leisure time
Issues of Funding
Indulgences ( búcsúcédula ) → Luther . . .... [continues]
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