Outdoor Art

Outdoor Art

Outdoor art is art positioned in outdoor environments, typically created as outdoor sculptures and monuments.

Outdoor art includes artworks found in outdoor environments. In the 20th-century Western art scene, particularly with the emergence of abstract art, outdoor sculpture evolved beyond its traditional roles as monuments, memorials, or architectural embellishments. Artists began creating outdoor sculptures as standalone artworks, detached from specific utilitarian purposes. This category encompasses public art, large-scale sculptures, and outdoor installations, reflecting the broad spectrum of artistic expression found in open-air settings.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.