The Art Public: A Short History | Author: Oskar Batschmann
Although the idea of a collective audience for art - an 'art public' - is highly significant in the art world, this is the first book to enquire into the actual history of the art public. The book explores both written and pictorial evidence of its behaviour, and disentangles the connections between art production, the expectations of the audience and a work's reception.
Two aspects shape the narrative: first, the transformation of the audience from passive recipient to active agent; and second, the mockery of the audience by satirists such as George Cruikshank, Thomas Rowlandson, Honore Daumier and many others. This sweeping account moves from the Greek artist Apelles to Leon Battista Alberti and Leonardo da Vinci, and from Oscar Wilde to film stars, art tourists and leading art museums and galleries worldwide.
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Art & Wonder: Young Children and Contemporary Art | MCA | Authors: Dr. Clare Britt & Amanda Palmer
How do young children bring meaning to and make meaning from contemporary art within a museum context? What potential might there be for creative reciprocity between artists and young children?...
Civic Actions: Artists' Practices Beyond the Museum
At a time of increasing inequality and social tension, what role can art play in bringing people together? Can artists working in public spaces and situations shift perceptions and attitudes?...
Why have there been no great women artists? | Author: Linda Nochlin
The 50th anniversary edition of the first major work of feminist art history, published together with the author?s reflections three decades onLinda Nochlin?s seminal essay on women artists is widely...