Monday, December 1, 2014

Fact of the Day: Olympic Art

Due to the wishes of one of the founders of the modern Olympic games Pierre de Coubertin, art became an Olympic event. Artists had to make works inspired by sport in either architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture. The art events started in 1912, and ended in 1948.

13 comments:

  1. Ha, art as an Olympic discipline? Didn't know that!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati

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  2. Art and sport is a good mix. I love both. Kisses:)

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  3. Well at least they got paid, hopefully

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  4. And to think, if that was still around I could possibly add "Olympic artist" to my resume.

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  5. I wonder where I'd go to see the winning art from those years. I can only imagine what the judges thought worth looking at.

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