How to describe and discuss a piece of sculpture Key Terms and elements– <ul><li>Name of the artist and the piece – make sure you start your description of the </li></ul><ul><li>piece of sculpture by stating the name of the piece of the sculpture and the </li></ul><ul><li>sculptors name. </li></ul><ul><li>Say what you see – start describing what your see when viewing the piece. try to </li></ul><ul><li>imagine that the person you speaking to is blind and you have to describe all the small </li></ul><ul><li>details to build up a visual impression of the piece. </li></ul><ul><li>materials – discuss what has been used to make the sculptural piece. for example </li></ul><ul><li>Wood, stone, bronze or glass. </li></ul><ul><li>response – discuss what you think the sculptor maybe trying to show or communicate </li></ul><ul><li>through the sculpture. Remember that this is your opinion so be as open as you like. </li></ul>
Soul Mate- Seb Cua In this piece of sculpture, the artist depicts the woman securely resting on the man’s chest with her right hand touching gently on the man’s shoulder. His right arm is Wrapped around the woman’s body giving that feeling of reassurance that everything is all right. In this particular instance, one could feel that indescribable bonding between the man and the woman. The piece is made from bronze. The piece is approximately 2 ft in height. The characteristic of metal is a contrasting element in the artwork, but the artist transformed its cold and hard nature into a soft , warm and sensual image of human bodies. The piece is nicely balance through it use of geometric forms. By using these geometric shapes and forms, the sculptor successfully created the tension and drama between the material and the final touch of his creation. the sculpture has a smooth texture that creates a sense of fluidity to the piece.
Temporary sculpture- Land art <ul><li>Land art, Earthworks or Earth art is an art movement which emerged in the U.S in the late 1970s in which landscapes and the work of art became linked. It is also an art form that is created in nature, using natural materials such as rocks, soil, organic materials( logs, branches, leaves). Sculpture is not placed in the landscape rather the landscape is the means of their creation. The work frequently exist in the open locates well away from civilization, left to change and erode under natural conditions. </li></ul>
Land/Earth sculpture <ul><li>Environmental sculptor – Andy Goldsworthy </li></ul><ul><li>British Sculptor, Photographer and </li></ul><ul><li>environmentalist born July 25, 1956 </li></ul><ul><li>Goldsworthy Produces site-specific </li></ul><ul><li>sculpture and land art situates in </li></ul><ul><li>natural and urban settings. </li></ul><ul><li>His art involves the use of natural and </li></ul><ul><li>found objects to create both temporary </li></ul><ul><li>and permanent sculpture which highlights </li></ul><ul><li>and embodies the character of their environment. </li></ul>
The garden as an outside room. people can spend large amount of time designing an area to act as a place for relaxation or to create an emotive response such as happiness or enjoyment. Which one do you prefer ?
<ul><li>A sculpture is a three-dimensional art object that can -communicate abstract ideas - expresses an atmosphere -evokes certain emotions. </li></ul>Brainstorm as a group to come up with an idea for a sculpture for this space. Think about the key elements of sculpture, what does a sculpture do and possible material.