Sculpture

Step inside Artopia's Sculpture lobby! Students can learn about the history of sculpture by exploring Art History. Under Be a Sculpture Critic, students are guided on how to closely examine five different types of sculptures: (1) carving, (2) casting, (3) modeling, (4) assemblage & soft sculpture and (5) earthworks, installations & beyond. In Meet a Sculptor, watch videos of artists at work. Please note many of the web videos include transcripts.

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Alison Saar | Artopia
Alison Saar | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Alison Saar was born in 1956 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, the well-known artist Betye Saar, has European, Native American, and African American ancestors...
Antoni Gaudí | Artopia
Antoni Gaudí | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Antoni Gaudí was born on June 25, 1852 in Reus, Spain. A sickly child, he spent his days closely observing the natural world. He studied architecture at the Escola...
Assemblage - Bird | Artopia
Assemblage - Bird | Artopia

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Alexander Calder A Closer Look Artists often use humor. Bird by Alexander Calder is one example. Calder made a lot of humorous artworks including a film of his miniature circus, the Cirque Calder, in...
Assemblage - Coke Bottle | Artopia
Assemblage - Coke Bottle | Artopia

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Howard Finster A Closer Look Howard Finster liked to decorate objects with paintings of things that were familiar to him. This piece is a prefabricated bottle that he has painted. It has a cylindrical...
Assemblage - Cubi XII | Artopia
Assemblage - Cubi XII | Artopia

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David Smith A Closer Look Cubi XII has straight lines and angles, making it an excellent example of geometric three-dimensional form. It balances without falling over even though the form is not the...
Assemblage - Untitled #857 | Artopia
Assemblage - Untitled #857 | Artopia

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Petah Coyne A Closer Look Untitled #857 is heavily textured. The ribbons covered with wax and little white birds make the work look like a lighted chandelier hanging from the ceiling. How does this...
Assemblage - Untitled (3-85) | Artopia
Assemblage - Untitled (3-85) | Artopia

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Deborah Butterfield A Closer Look If you look at Untitled (3-85) from a distance you might think it's a real horse. When an artist is able to use the principle of design balance, as Deborah...
Camille Claudel | Artopia
Camille Claudel | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Camille Claudel was born on December 8, 1864 in Fère-en- Tardenois, Aisne, in northern France, and moved with her family to Paris in the early 1881. At an early age...
Carving - Harlow Family Group | Artopia
Carving - Harlow Family Group | Artopia

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Henry Moore A Closer Look Henry Moore’s work is organic, meaning that it flows and has a lot of curvy lines. Look at the outline of this sculpture. See how the spaces between and around the sculpture...