Do You Feel the Need for Public Art, such as sculptures on

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meic
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Re: Do You Feel the Need for Public Art, such as sculptures on

Postby meic » 13 Sep 2017, 3:11pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:Your first sentence is key: "Art has many facets forms and meanings,not always pleasant or appreciative." Disliking art is a form or way of appreciating it as opposed to remaining oblivious. The art works which are the most loved are likely to also be the most hated precisely because they arouse strong feelings. And vice versa of course, those which receive the strongest condemnation are also the most beloved. Value for money is a term I don't think is really applicable to art but in pure economic terms I would be surprised if this sculpture has not brought more than £800,000 into the economy of Gateshead in tourism and other revenues.


So when people dont pick up after their dogs, that's art!
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Postby reohn2 » 13 Sep 2017, 4:04pm

brynpoeth wrote:Hardly need art in Wales, the landscape is so beautiful, Arenig Fawr is visible from many places like a bactrian camel plodding along just below the horizon

I agree Wales has some ofmthe most stunning scenery in the UK,but when I see the slate slag heaps across the valley from Llanberis and many other places in North Wales I feel like weeping.
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Postby reohn2 » 13 Sep 2017, 4:05pm

meic wrote:So when people dont pick up after their dogs, that's art!

If it is it's crap art! :?
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Re: Do You Feel the Need for Public Art, such as sculptures on

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Sep 2017, 4:56am

reohn2 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Hardly need art in Wales, the landscape is so beautiful, Arenig Fawr is visible from many places like a bactrian camel plodding along just below the horizon

I agree Wales has some ofmthe most stunning scenery in the UK,but when I see the slate slag heaps across the valley from Llanberis and many other places in North Wales I feel like weeping.


I think the enormous grey slate tips at Blaenau Ffestiniog have a certain beauty, disappearing into the mist

The *CAT* near Machynlleth is on an old slate tip (I have seen the future and it works!)

The Grauniad just reported how several old Bank buildings in Bishop Auckland are showing miners art, +1 - thread drift back to art, is that allowed?
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Postby reohn2 » 14 Sep 2017, 8:34am

Brynpoeth
Everything has a certain beauty for someone,beauty is in the eye of the beholder but dominance can be overpowering,that's my feeling on the slate slag tips and the Angeal of the North,YVMV and has every right to :)
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Postby RickH » 17 Sep 2017, 8:19pm

You can get something that is both "art" and is functional.

On the east side of Bolton the local canal restoration society - for the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal - were wanting a replacement bridge across the canal. They are working to get the section dug out and back to water. There was a bridleway that went across the infilled canal so money was needed for a bridge. Separately there was also some money for some public art work/installation in the local area.

The final solution was to make a giant "meccano" bridge as a functioning bridge across the canal. More details here.

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Postby reohn2 » 18 Sep 2017, 10:24am

Functional art is great and bridges can be superb art IMHO :D
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