introduction to sculpture

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a recap on key elements of sculpture to influence pupils before embarking on their own sculptural piece.

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introduction to sculpture

  1. 1. Sculpture 3D construction
  2. 2. A sculpture is a three-dimensional art object that can -communicate abstract ideas - expresses an atmosphere -evokes certain emotions.
  3. 3. communicate abstract ideas Placebo by Roxy Paine Stainless steal This sculpture represents the connection between architecture and nature. The sculptor has abstracted the idea of combining new age material with a very natural source to make a sculptural representation.
  4. 4. Express an atmosphere Sidney Shupak's- slides This sculpture represents the feeling of being in a dreamlike state. The feeling of space and movement.
  5. 5. Evoke certain emotions Rowan Gillespie- Famine Memorial statues The Famine Memorial statues were presented to the City of Dublin in 1997. These statues were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie. The Famine statues are located on Custom House Quay. These sculptures show the pain and suffering that people of Ireland suffered through the famine period.
  6. 6. Key elements of sculpture <ul><li>scale </li></ul><ul><li>shape </li></ul><ul><li>weight </li></ul><ul><li>texture </li></ul><ul><li>balance </li></ul><ul><li>line </li></ul>
  7. 7. Weight- Mass and delicacy
  8. 8. Local sculpture <ul><li>Discuss this sculpture under the headings of </li></ul><ul><li>-form/ subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><li>-Line </li></ul><ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul>Girl Dancer – Oisin Kelly
  9. 9. Local sculpture <ul><li>Discuss this sculpture under the headings of </li></ul><ul><li>-form/subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><li>-Line </li></ul><ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul>Apple woman by Marshal Huston
  10. 10. Local sculpture <ul><li>Discuss this sculpture under the headings of </li></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><li>-Line </li></ul><ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul>Dreamline by Seamus Murphy
  11. 11. Environmental impact Natural sculpture that uses naturally sourced materials to enhance the local environment Natural shape imitation sculpture. use of new age materials to replicate a natural form to bland into the environment more.
  12. 12. Environmental impact Using colors , materials and shapes that are not common to the environment to make the sculpture stand out and more noticeable.
  13. 13. Structural influences Using shapes and forms that are directly influenced by the surround environment. Buildings or natural forms such as tress are common structural influences.
  14. 14. Environmental impact and Structural influences

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