The Liffey Swim (1923) won a silver medal in the 1924 Paris Olympics.
Art competitions were held as part of the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. Medals were awarded for works inspired by sport related themes. There were five different categories: architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture.
Art competitions at the Olympic Games were part of the Olympic program from 1912 to 1948 but were discontinued due to concerns about amateurism and professionalism. Since 1952, a non-competitive art and cultural festival has been associated with each Olympic Games.
Design a piece of sculpture or create a painting based on a sporting event in order to submit to the Olympics.
Choose a game and research other artists that have made works inspired by the particular sport you choose.
Your art piece should explore and translate notions of energy, movement, speed, strength, balance, rhythm and power, depending on the chosen sport or event.
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