|Animal Sculpture by Matthew|
Fifth graders explored abstract art with our latest sculpture project. Inspired by the shapes and forms of animals in nature, we built an abstract version of our favorite animal using wood, string and cardboard.
Pablo Picasso changed the way we all view and accept what we consider to be "Art." His brilliant and influential ideas went far beyond just painting a face with features in the wrong place. As a well trained realistic artist, he could create a very recognizable and beautiful study of the human face. He was trained in anatomy and in figure drawing. He understood how to represent the world on paper in a traditional way. Why would an artist paint a face as strangely abstract as he is best known for doing, if he could draw like this image below?
|Realistic Sketch by Picasso|
|Abstract painting by Picasso|
Fifth graders broke all the rules with their sculptures. Using wooden blocks, they arranged shapes in a creative way, inspired by the features of their favorite animal. Here are some of our abstract sculptures. Can you tell what animals these are based on?
|Animal Sculpture by Jason|
|Animal Sculpture by Lindsay|
|Animal Sculpture by Alexandra|
|Animal Sculpture by Logan|