"Giacometti" Figures - and Fun Fish Sculpture - contemporary artist to share
- Greetings Art Educators,
The first two times I did plaster addition figures with middle school kids,
we use Giacometti (along with Segal) ... Our action/dance figures were not
as "meaty" as the ones shown on my site. We did movement. There were dance
figures and sport figures created - skate boarders too of course.
Here is a contemporary artist who has done some wonderful stylized figures
in bronze - perfect for this lesson
Karen Williams Smith:
Go to Bronze in her gallery http://www.karenwilliamssmith.com/gallery3.htm -
There are three figures. Art Educators do have permission to use her images.
If you don't know how to save them - I will do it for you - just let me
know. I will be adding her to the lesson plan soon.
Here is a link to a Giacometti site:
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/G/giacometti.html (note- Mark Harden's site
now has Pop-under ads - don't know how long those have been there. There is
software that will block those, too).
I still have it on my to do list to make a whimsical fish sculpture (mine
will be garden art)....A visual pun. Fish names are so much fun! Karen has a
wonderful soft sculpture fish:
Karen gave me permission to put her lady fish on the lesson plan when I
write it....Don't wait for me though - Do you own whimsical fish sculpture
(grin)....and please DO share your lesson with all of us.
Bill Hickman had some neat fish at Ann Arbor (welded steel) - but none on
Fish were actually a very popular theme in all art media. Two ceramic
artists had their entire booths filled with fish. One was into depicting
fish very realistically (naming them by type of fish - and pretty pricey) -
the other was much more stylized (all with draped slab method - her booth
was very popular - very affordable works).
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department (IAD)
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