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Intro to Sculpture
Transcript of Intro to Sculpture
Three dimensional work of art created from
A Brief History of Scuplture
Early sculptures of the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras were likely for symbolic or religious means,
as well as practical means.
Venus of Willendorf, Austria, 25,000 B.C
Neolithic tools, 6,000 B.C.
Stonehenge, England, 3100 B.C.
Some ancient sculpture’s meanings remain a mystery.
Sculptures of ancient empires recorded both religious and political life.
Sculpture of Ancient Greece and Rome is one of the greatest achievements of Western Art
During this same time, distinct sculptural traditions developed in other areas of the world.
During the Renaissance, artists again looked to perfecting the human form.
Artists continued to work in this style into the 20th century
Edmonia Lewis, one of the only female African American sculptors of the time, sculpted figures that represent both the beauty of the human figure while presenting thought provoking content.
In the 19th and early 20th century, artists shifted from portraying realistic figures in favor of distorted and abstracted forms.
This abstraction of form carried on into the 20th century.
Contemporary artists continue to redefine sculpture as an art form.
How to evaluate
the idea takes whether recognizable or not that demonstrates skillful use of elements and principles.
passion or message
the sculptor intends
to convey and how
the viewer interacts
with the piece.
effectively use materials and
How has the artist successfully demonstrated the elements and principles?
What message or feeling is the artist conveying?
Was the artist able to effectively use materials and tools? How did the subject inform her choices?
Every culture from the around the word has had a vase form. WHY?