From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Influence is a term that refers to the ability to indirectly control or affect the actions of other people or things. The meaning of influence therefore depends on who or what is being affected, and to what end.
- Social influence derives from an interpersonal relationship.
Art historical influence
In 2004, Marcel Duchamp's porcelain urinal Ready-Made (1917) was named the world's most influential piece of modern art in a survey of 500 artists, curators, critics and dealers.
- Power (sociology), where one person may influence another.
- Cultural imperialism, when one culture influences another.