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:

Margaret D said...

Really. I didn't know that.

Kati said...

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

Have a great week,
-Kati

Blue Grumpster said...

I bet their brushes were heavy...

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Never knew that one

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's interesting. I never knew that!

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Well at least they got paid, hopefully

Christine said...

Never knew that!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Another fascinating fact!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I could have been a contender!!

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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.

The Happy Whisk said...

I didn't know that.