Flashcards in Chapter 11 Deck (19)
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Example of Site Specific art
7,503 gates, 16 feet tall
1,067,330 square feet of nylon fabric
Example of Earthwork or Landart
Medium: Rock, salt crystals, earth, algae; coil length 1500’. Great Salt Lake
Medium: Cor-Ten steel
Example of site specific art.
Example of assembling.
Medium: Hairdresser's wig-making dummy,
crocodile wallet, ruler, pocket watch
mechanism and case, bronze
segment of old camera, typewriter
cylinder, segment of measuring
tape, collapsible cup, the number
"22," nails, and bolt
Olowe of Ise
Born in Nigeria and moved to Ise and made commissions for the King.
well known in England and Nigeria.
Made the "Bowl with Figures" which is made out of wood pigment.
Chriso and Jeanne-Claude
A couple that created environmental works of art.
create works of art simply for joy and for beauty.
Prominent in Paris
Free Standing Sculpture/ Sculpture “In the round”
A sculpture that is surrounded by space all around it
Example: David by Michelangelo
Relief (High, Low, Sunken)
A sculpture where the figures are projecting from the background and the amount of projection is determined by the amount of relief (High, low, sunken)
High: half of their depth is projecting>>mostly coming out of the background
Low: very little projection from background
Sunken: No projection from backgroung>> similar to carving on a wall .
Methods of sculpture
By manipulating materials such as clay.
example: Terra-cotta army
A model in plaster of clay and then coated with wax
covered with a thin layer of gold
Example: The Bodhisattva
compassion also known
as “the Lotus Holder”)
a space that is meant to be entered and experienced. the work of art is placed there for a limited time and is meant for that space.
artwork that was made for a specific place and to be understood in that space.
reshaping and arranging natural elements at a natural site
Example: "Spiral Getty"
Additive - Modeling, Assembling
constructing a whole using multiple individual parts.
Subtractive - Carving
A block of solid material that will be carved away.
"Venus of Willendorf"
"Colossal Olmec Head"
making a sculpture by pouring hot liquid into a mold and letting it harden.
Bronze, plaster, clay, and resin.
Terra Cotta Army
Clay modeling surrounding the tomb mound of the first emperor of Qin Dynasty
over 6,000 life size soldiers, horses, and chariots.