For thousands of years sculpture has been the bedrock of three-dimensional art. Carved from stone or wood, or cast in bronze, sculpture has so often been figurative. From a western cultural perspective, sculpture has also often been in a realistic style. The advent of modern art in the first half of the twentieth century has radically changed the formal characteristics of sculpture and, in some cases, the content.
After viewing the following three images of sculptures, as well as two of your own choice, comment on the issues of form and content in each one of them.
- Egyptian Sculpture, The Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut
- Picasso’s Woman in the Garden
- Louise Bourgeois’ Cell (Eyes and Mirrors)
Share your comments about the form and content of the three sculptures of your choice in the course topic discussion forum.
Also locate an image of one other form of three-dimensional art and comment on its form and content.
Make sure you provide source links so others can locate the images you are commenting on.