Be a Sculpture Critic

In Be a Sculpture Critic section, learn how to critique sculptures by learning the elements of design and principles of design. Also learn how to compare and contrast sculptures. 

After you have learned how to critique, select a sculpture and record your answers to the Write About It questions in a notebook or a digital document.  Use the Sculpture Word Bank to help with your responses.

Google Drive/Classroom Users: You can go under File and select "Make a Copy" or "Print" to access the Artopia Sculpture - Write About It worksheet.

Sculpture Word Bank | Artopia
Sculpture Word Bank | Artopia

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WORD BANK: Elements and Principles of Design line – a long thin continuous mark or stroke color – hues, tints, and shades as created by light and pigments value – the relative lightness or darkness of...
Modeling - Octet 2 Blue | Artopia
Modeling - Octet 2 Blue | Artopia

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Roseline Delisle A Closer Look Octet 2 Blue is an abstract form, but it could almost be a twirling dancer in a billowing skirt. Roseline Delisle calls her sculptures "humanistic." She imagines that...
Modeling - Up Against It | Artopia
Modeling - Up Against It | Artopia

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Robert Arneson A Closer Look What do you like about Robert Arneson's Up Against It? Is it the texture that defines the balding man or is it his expression? Notice how the details in this ceramic...
Modeling - Lola | Artopia
Modeling - Lola | Artopia

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Georgia Blizzard A Closer Look Form is a primary consideration in Georgia Blizzard's ceramic artwork Lola. Look at the rounded figure of this woman. Every feature of her body is voluminous. While the...
Modeling - Bust of Warrior | Artopia
Modeling - Bust of Warrior | Artopia

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Anonymous A Closer Look What elements of design do you think about when you look at Bust of a Warrior? What shapes do you see? Can you see how the artist has turned flat shapes into forms? The two...
Site Specific Art - Taratantara | Artopia
Site Specific Art - Taratantara | Artopia

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Anish Kapoor A Closer Look Look at the enormous bright red form that Anish Kapoor has built! Form is the three dimensional representation of an object. Notice the sleek form of Kapoor's artwork. It...
Installation Art - Lap Pool | Artopia
Installation Art - Lap Pool | Artopia

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Dale Chihuly A Closer Look Can you imagine swimming in a lighted sculpture of colorful glass? Look at the richness of the colors as the swimmer floats over the glass forms. It's as though she is at...