Palaces of Inspiration: How Architecture Feeds the Imagination of Art

By Alyn Griffiths
CNN, June 30, 2015

The "Sliding House" by artist Alex Chinneck, known for his playful experiments with our perception of architecture. Courtesy of Imagine Architecture

(Image: The “Sliding House” by artist Alex Chinneck, known for his playful experiments with our perception of architecture. Courtesy of Imagine Architecture)

“Some, if not most of my moving aesthetic experiences have been in buildings,” claims the Turner Prize-winning British artist Grayson Perry, who believes these interactions with architecture played a key role in helping to define his creative direction.

In this regard, Perry is similar to many artists who draw inspiration from the built environment. So, what sorts of ideas do artists like to borrow from architecture, and how do concepts applied to buildings translate into fine art, music or sculpture? Read more…

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