Art and the public

Draw upon the attached readings formulate a response to the below. Be sure to articulate a thesis and support your argument using evidence from the readings. Cite texts in footnotes or endnotes (for formatting see Chicago Manual of Style). Your response should be roughly 1200-1400 words, equivalent to 4-5 pages, double-spaced, with 12-point font.

Compare and contrast the practices of the 18th Century Grand Tour with the French Academy’s Salon of Painting and Sculpture. How did the social and educational profile of Grand Tourists differ from Salon audiences? What similarities and differences existed in the organization and exhibition of objects featured in each tradition? How did the Grand Tour and Salon encourage the production of printed texts about art? To what extent has public engagement with art criticism and art tourism changed from the Enlightenment to today?