Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Week 7- Alberto Giacometti Inspired Sculptures

This week, we talked about the work of Alberto Giacometti and his bronze sculptures of the human figure. Alberto was categorized as a surrealist.  I put together a Power Point presentation which you can view here.

We talked about how abstract figures like Giacometti's can have elongated arms and legs.  It exaggerates the movement of the pieces.

Each student got on long piece of sculpture wire to twist and bend to form the shape of the head, torso, and legs.  Then, they hooked the legs (or in some cases, leg) to the styrofoam bases.  Then, we added a piece of wire for the arms.  It's really cool to see all the different gestures and positions the students sculpted their forms in!

Next week we'll use a substance called Paverpol to attach newspaper on to the wire and base.  See you then!

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