Art, in its many forms, has long played an important role in peopleâ€™s imagination, experience and remembrance of places, cultures and travels as well as in their motivation to travel. Travel and tourism, on the other hand, have also inspired numerous artists and featured in many artworks. The fascinating relationships between travel, tourism and art encompass a wide range of phenomena from historical Grand Tours during which a number of travellers experienced or produced artwork, to present-day travel inspired by art, artworks produced by contemporary travellers or artworks produced by locals for tourist consumption. Focusing on the representations of touristic places, locals, travellers and tourists in artworks; the role of travel and tourism in inspiring artists; as well as the role of art and artwork in imagining, experiencing and remembering places and motivating travel and tourism; this edited volume provides a space for an exploration of both historical and contemporary relationships between travel, tourism and art. Bringing together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and fields of study including geography, anthropology, history, philosophy, and urban, cultural, tourism, art and leisure studies, this volume discusses a range of case studies across different art forms and locales.
|Title of host publication||Travel, tourism and art|
|Editors||T. Rakic, J. Lester|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, UK|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Dec 2013|
|Name||Current Developments in the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism|
Rakić, T., & Lester, J-A. (2013). Relationships between travel, tourism and art: an introduction. In T. Rakic, & J. Lester (Eds.), Travel, tourism and art (pp. 1-10). (Current Developments in the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism). Routledge.