What is sculpture

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  • Henry moore
  • Marcel du champ 1917 Ready Made firs tof the conceptual artists formt he Dada movement Dada means Hobby horse and was given the name by athe group as the knife they were using landed on a french dictionary page hitting the word Dada for hobby horse. Gain the idea of not trying so hard!
  • What is sculpture

    1. 1. What is Sculpture?
    2. 2. The Function of SculpturePublic and Private Works – Commemorative – Religious Reflection – Aesthetic – Communicative
    3. 3. Commemorative • War monuments – Dedicated to great heroes – Fallen Soldiers – Places of Conquest – Items of Conquest – Symbols of peace – Sculpted: • marble • stone • carved architectural friezes in high or low relief • Cast bronze
    4. 4. Commemorative • Historical Moments – expansion of land – changes in law – memorial to devastation
    5. 5. Commemorative • Famous People – Rulers – Nobility – Heroes – Humanitarian Efforts – Social and Political – Artistic Impact • Lay People – Figures – Busts
    6. 6. Religious Reflection • Idols – Gods/goddesses • Icons • Funerary statues • Totem Poles • Meditative Gardens • Earth works • Sculpted in: – Stone – Metals – Marble – Wood – Natural materials
    7. 7. Absolute Aesthetic • Consideration of materials and elements and principles of art only • Consideration of public environment it may be commissioned for. • Sculpted in: – Sculptures who are craftsman typically fit under this category
    8. 8. Communicative • Idea dominates material and skill – Material follows idea – Sculptures who work communicatively tend to change materials often dependent on what they need to communicate • Opinion-minded • Feelings/expression • Political or social commentary
    9. 9. Sculpture and Materials• Subtractive• Additive
    10. 10. Sculpture and Materials • Subtractive – Marble – Stone – Wood – Clay – Plaster Through relief forms, chiseling, carving, turning, throwing etc. Found in statues, doors, friezes, architecture, pottery
    11. 11. Sculpture and Materials • Additive – Clay – Found Objects/materials – Metals Through construction, modeling, adhesives, welding, mold making Found in installation, clay objects, assemblages, busts/figures (sometimes)
    12. 12. Sculptural Methods• Contemporary Methods• Traditional Methods
    13. 13. Sculptural Methods • Traditional – Bronzing • Poured and cast bronze – Plaster • Poured or strips – Carving • Marble • Cement • Concrete • Granite – Clay • Throwing • Molds -hump/slump • Relief • Modeling – Slab, Pinch, Coil
    14. 14. Sculptural Methods • Contemporary – Assemblages – Installation Art – Performance Art – Interactive Art – Sound and Video Art – Kinetic Art • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W – Contemporary Materials • Fiberglass strips • Plastics • Resins • Paper Mache
    15. 15. Sculptural Concepts• Craftsman Sculptor• Conceptual Sculptor
    16. 16. Sculptural Concepts • Craftsman Sculptor – Traditional sculptor – Working with refining or understanding a particular medium – Tends to focus on one medium – Often figurative – Known through commissioned work
    17. 17. Sculptural Concepts • Conceptual Sculptor – Contemporary Sculpture – Working with ideas – Tends to not focus on one particular medium. Allows idea to dictate medium – Known through gallery work and documented photographs or video – Funded by National Endowment for the Arts or other grants
    18. 18. Big Idea ArtistsVik Munizhttp://blog.ted.com/2007/04/20/vik_muniz_on_te/http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/natalie_jeremijenko_the_art_of_http://video.pbs.org/video/1237715781Do-ho-Suh

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