Art and sport both possess the power to provoke emotions. Sport in Art presents this harmonic connection to the public and collects the most interesting works with a focus on the Czech and international art scene while simultaneously motivating artists to create work inspired by sport and movement.
We’re not the firstArt inspired by sport has accompanied humanity for millennia. The first record can be found some 4,700 years ago. Not many will recall the bronze statue from Iran with two wrestlers, though. The golden era of sport in art is naturally represented by ancient Greece and the arrival of the Olympic games. Remember the perfect body of the Discobolus of Myron? With the arrival of Christianity, however, the cult of the body in art and the original Olympic Games dissolved. They haven’t been revived until the renaissance.
The movement is fascinating. All the more so when it is captured artistically - examples include Edgar Degas' horse racing, Henri Rousseau's football match, Pablo Picasso's women running on the beach... And these are just the beginnings.
Sport in Art
The platform was created by athletes and avid art theoreticians who have divided the project into three major avenues.
- The magazine with an international editorial team focusing on art inspired by sport. We periodically publish journal articles about the contemporary art scene, interviews with artists and exhibition tips.
- A comprehensive curated gallery backed by specialists from the art sphere.
- The Art Grand Slam competition aims to inspire art focused on athletic performance and provide artists with an opportunity to take part in interesting projects and raise awareness of their work.
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