Creating Form: We Are All Surrounded by Three-Dimensional Objects Serving Many Purposes in Our Lives. Some Artists Create Forms to Express Creativity and Enhance Our World. Let's Try to Find Some of These Artworks on the Internet. (Cyber Search)

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Creating Form: We Are All Surrounded by Three-Dimensional Objects Serving Many Purposes in Our Lives. Some Artists Create Forms to Express Creativity and Enhance Our World. Let's Try to Find Some of These Artworks on the Internet. (Cyber Search)


Friel, Stefanie, School Arts


1. How long ago do you think people began creating ceramic pottery?

www.yasou.org/ancient/pottery.htm

www.getty.edu/art/collections/collection_types/c 30.html

www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mmj01eng.html

www.bauerart.com/Mayan.html

mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/specex/witwine/ witwine.htm

www.utah.edu/umfa/egyptian.html

www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/ancientchinese pottery.htm

Name a few cultures and time periods in history from which you saw artworks. What materials and tools were used? How was pottery decorated in different cultures? Do the objects look different now from when they were originally created?

2. Discover papier-mache on the Internet:

www.rozani.com/mache.htm

www.papiermache.co.ukusers.belgacom.net/ papier-mache/

www.americanhistory.si.edu/anatomy/history/ nma03_history_main.html

Describe how these objects are made. What materials are necessary? What kinds of objects can be created? What are some cultures that have used this art form? Have you worked with this medium?

3. Gargoyles are often included as a feature of medieval architecture. How many different creatures can you spot?

www.stonecarver.com/gargoyles/index.html

www.stratis.demon.co.uk/gargoyles/gargoyle.htm

nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~biolab/gargoyles/gargoyles.html

What materials and tools do you think were created to make gargoyles? How would you describe gargoyles? What purposes could they have served? On which types of buildings do you find gargoyles?

4. Alexander Calder is an artist well-known for his wire sculptures and mobiles. …

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