Research Topics
Identify 6 kinds of sculpture. Use Glossary. Use Links for assistance.
First, identify 3 artists who lived in the first half of the century (1900-1950) whose sculpture you like and describe a work by each that you like. Include the kind of sculpture you have selected.
Name of sculpture Kind of sculpture


Identify one sculpture that you would like to explore. Be prepared to explain:

  When the artist was born and when this artist died.
Where the artist was born.
How the artist learned to work at his/her art.
What materials/tools the artist used.
What areas of study does the artist apply in the work (math, science chemistry/physics),
oral and written skills
What subjects the artist explored
Where/how did this artist get ideas?
Where/how can we see this work?
Describe two other important historical events that went on during this artist’s lifetime.
Secondly, select an artist living today who works in the same art form.
In planning to interview/visit this artist in his/her workplace or studio think about
questions you think you would like to ask. You might start by looking carefully at the workplace and describing it as if you were a newspaper reporter. Some questions may occur to you, but you might start with some like the following.
  How did this artist learn how to work at his/her art?
Does he/she always use the same materials? Why? Why not?
How have materials changed over the years?
Do some artists use more than one medium in a single work of art?
i.e. photography and paint, ceramics and photography
Construct other questions you would like to ask this artist
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