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Copy of Elements and Principles of Sculpture
Transcript of Copy of Elements and Principles of Sculpture
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Altering the Form of the trees
Natural or Man-made
(Steel, Wood, Stone)
Jennifer Maestre is a South African-born, Massachusetts-based artist, known for her unique pencil sculptures. She derives most of her inspiration from the form and texture of the sea urchin.
Rough color pencil Texture
Aka: The Bean
Inspired by liquid mercury
Smooth metal Texture
Positive vs. Negative
Debra Butterfield - Since 1979 she has taught sculpture at Montana State University, Bozeman, where she also raises and trains horses. She is actively involved in dressage.
Woodrow (1988), Photo by Michelle (Shelly) R. Nooyen
Jean Dubuffet's Four Trees Sculpture
Chase Bank Plaza - Downtown NYC
Lines on Planes
Revenge of the Goldfish
by Sandy Skoglund
ceramic fish, furniture,
© 1981 Sandy Skoglund
Radioactive Cats by Sandy Skolund
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564)
Lighting creates Value
Sculptural Principles of Design
Weidner Center , Green Bay
Victoria and Albert Museum , London
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen in 1986
Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe, courtesy PaceWildenstein
A highlight of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the monumental fountain-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. It weighs 7,000 pounds. The spoon is 52 feet long and 29 feet high, and the cherry alone weighs 1,200 pounds. A fine stream of water--just enough to make the aluminum cherry gleam--flows over it from the base of the stem. A second stream sprays from the top of the stem over the cherry and down into the spoon and the pool below. In winter, the snow and ice that accumulate on the sculpture change its character.
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen , Spoon bridge and Cherry
Photo by Michelle (Shelly) R. Nooyen
Proportion and Scale
Oldenburg's work had drawn on the Surrealist idea — Magritte used it all the time — that a change in the Scale of an object gave it a strange power.
Change in color or texture creates Contrast
Using color to create Emphasis
Unity and Variety
Variety becomes Unity with one color
Fabric sample for Ibaraki, Japan
Repetition of the same shape
In February 2005, for 16 days, in
uniformed "Gates Keepers" distributed
one million free fabric samples (7 cm x 7 cm) to the visitors.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Alexander Calder photo by Arnold Newman
Visual or Kinetic
Visual and Kinetic Movement