PUBLIC GLASS ART: EXPLORING THE IMPACTS OF GLASS ART IN PUBLIC SPACES

Parinaz Faghihi, Teresa Almeida, Fernando Quintas

Abstract


Public art has influenced human well-being during the past decades, as well as has contributed substantially to urban regeneration. Glass art has been explored in public art because of its great undiscovered potential in terms of production of innovative artworks and heritage enjoyment by the general public. This paper defines the term of public glass art as a multifaceted means of expression in the public realm which employs glass as a versatile material to express artists’ motives and emotions, societies’ culture, religion and civilization. The emphasis is on the potential of glass art to represent the world, the identity of a culture and of a civilization. As case studies, a number of successful European countries in public glass art are investigated in this paper. Moreover, an overview of the main concerns for the development of public glass art are presented.

 

 

Index Terms - Public art, Glass art, Europe context.


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