How the Re-Opening of the Public Domain “Has Allowed Us to Have Our Culture Back”

I’ve been grinding an axe in support of the public domain for quite sometime.  Glad to see I’m not alone as others pick up their own axes and pitchforks. This is a “share” of the above-titled post in Hyperallergic.

“In 2019, thousands of artworks from 1923 entered the public domain. Speakers from Creative Commons, the Internet Archive, and other places share why this matters.”kandinskybluered-1024x652

“Many of the artists from this era now entering the public domain represent the evolution of modernism, but perhaps none so influential as the Moscow-born Wassily Kandinsky. His motifs of shapes whirled into colorful collisions grew out of experimentation with many of the major movements of the 20th century, as he moved from post-Impressionism to Bauhaus, to his last decade of work in extreme abstraction.”

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