Public Art World will be a place to discover and share freely accessible works of art.
Art is an intrinsic part of human experience. Art is not an accessory to our daily existence, it is essential.
Without art we find it more difficult to appreciate the world of others, we struggle to be tolerant of difference, and we fail to nurture those things that bind us together.
All content presented at Public Art World will be suitable for all ages.
Art is often bought and sold, but its economic worth is far removed from its value or importance.
Public art - art in all its forms that is free to experience in real or virtual worlds - is vital for us. Through art we meet, we discuss, we debate what it is to be human, what it is that drives us apart, and what it is that brings us together.
Public Art World will include listings of sculptures and paintings that can be found in public places, literature that is free to read, and music that composers and performers are happy for you to hear without charge.
Be an advocate and enthusiast of public art.
Public Art World will provide an easy to use directoy of freely accessible art.
We feel joy or sadness: we move, we sing.
Art comes in many forms.
Dance and music erupts from within us, involuntarily, spontaneously - without study or thought.
As we come to know our inner life we make sense of it through marks - on the ground, a wall, or a special surface.
We create tools that help us live more easily - a bowl, a spoon. We shape these to be more pleasurable to our senses.
As we grow we experience the complexity of the world and think more carefully about it. We use language and narrative to investigate and interrogate. We collaborate in lengthy and ambitious journeys of dance, music, opera, and film.
My name is Mike de Sousa and I am a long time supporter and contributor of art that is freely accessible. My aim is to develop a global directory of art in public places, and to provide a context to commission public art.
The stages of development of Public Art World and the Public Art Foundation (the commissioning mechanism for new public artworks), will be set out here - the first stage was the publication of this introductory website.
Despite a year long invitation, artists and art organizations failed to express interest in this project, and so I have decided to move ahead with Public Art World independently. I am now beginning the process of site development together with a new model that allows members of the public to affordably commission new works of art.
You are welcome to enjoy a retrospective of my creative work at 100 Artworks Today.
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