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Amy Hammes

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Transcript of Louise

Louise Nevelson
American Sculptor
Louise Nevelson is known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures.
What materials did Louise Nevelson use for her sculptures?
When Louise was just starting out as a sculptor she would use junk that she collected from the streets of New York. She has named herself "The Original Recycler."
List of some materials she used:
Chair legs
Lumber scraps
Old banisters
Bed posts
Table tops
Old furniture
What colors did Louise paint her sculptures?
Nevelson preferred to use monochromatic colors. The color she used the most was black which was her favorite color. She also painted a lot using white or gold.
What was her personal trademark?
Her EYELASHES!! Louise would wear many pairs of false eyelashes at a time.
Middle School Student samples of sculptures inspired by Louise Nevelson
Watch and learn about this famous American Sculptor
A conversation with Louise Nevelson
Wooden Sculptures
What can you find in this sculpture?
Question #1
What do you like most about her sculptures?
Question #2
Is there anything you would change about her artwork?
Question #3 and #4
How has Louise Nevelson Inspired you? Now that you have seen many samples, what are your ideas for your sculpture?
Louise Nevelson remains one of the most important figures in 20th-century American sculpture

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