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1 Take notes on the vocabulary and on the following artists. Some of this information may be on your final exam. - Who are a few of the Modular Sculpture artists? - How did they create their Modular sculptures? - What materials did they use? - What was their inspiration? - What is their module? - What could our project be? TAKE NOTES

2 Modular Sculpture Module: Identical segments used to create a form. Yep, that’s me visiting Andy Goldsworthy’s Five Men, Seventeen Days, Fifteen Boulders, One Wall, 2010 at Storm King in November! Reach, Dror Benshetrit, 2012, 5-meter high, 1.5 ton metal sculpture, Brazil Spain

3 What does Modular Mean? Constructed with standardized units or dimensions What is the Module?

4 HISTORY of Modular Constructivism Modular constructivism- is a style of sculpture that emerged in the 1950s & 1960s and was associated with Erwin Hauer It’s based on carefully structured modules which allow for intricate, and in some cases infinite patterns of repetition. Can you see how sculpture turns into inspiration for Architecture?

5 1. Sol LeWitt Interested in:  Volume  Transparency  Sequences  Variations  Irregularity Born in Connecticut in 1928 and graduated from Syracuse University in 1949 and passed away in 2007.

6 Sol LeWitt

7 2. Erwin Hauer is an Austrian-born American sculptor who studied first at Vienna's Academy Arts later under Josef Albers at Yale. Hauer was an early founder of Modular Constructivism and was especially known for his minimalist, repetitive pieces in the 1950s and 1960s. This is made of concrete!

8 Erwin Hauer

9 3. Isamu Noguchi Japan and New York Did not belong to any particular movement Created sculptures, gardens, furniture, lighting, ceramics, architecture, and set designs for Broadway plays and film.

10 Additional examples of modular sculpture.

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13 Notice how the hexagons are repeated to create an almost wave-like appearance.

14 Giant Gorilla Constructed with coat hangers = REPETITION The Module = hangers

15 More Modular Sculpture…

16 4. Jennifer Maestre is a South African-born, Massachusetts-based artist, known for her unique pencil sculptures. The Module = colored pencils

17 Line A continuous extent of length, straight or curved, without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point.

18 Negative Space Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image.

19 Repetition Repetition is created when objects, shapes, space, light, direction, lines etc. are repeated in artwork.

20 Movement The act or process of moving, especially change of place or position, an effort. In art movement has to be more subtle, i.e., the artist must capture how movement would look without actually making the artwork move.

21 Emphasis: Line, negative space, movement and repetition.

22 This is a great example of movement and repetition.

23 So, can you guess what our next And final Sculpture project will be?

24 Modular Toothpick Sculptures Purpose: To create a free standing linear sculpture composed of units. Objectives: Student will design modular unit using at least 2 toothpicks. Construct as many modular units as possible with 100 toothpicks. Design sculpture made from modular units. Materials: Toothpicks per student - zip lock bags, Elmer's glue, hot glue, Foam core, plaster gauze, spray paint

25 1.You will be given approximately 100 toothpicks 2.Begin by gluing two, three or four toothpicks together creating a unit. The unit can be a geometric shape such as a square or triangle or as simple as two toothpicks glued side by side (examples: ∧, ∨, ×,>,≠) Try to make something different from the person next to you. 3.Make 4 thumbnail sketches of the modular unit you plan on using. 4.Create as many units as possible using all the toothpicks. Construction of the units can’t be done quickly. The wood glue will take approximately 30 minutes to dry. 5.Once all units have been created, construct a three dimensional form using all the units. The form created must show movement, repetition, negative space, and line. 6.The base for the sculpture will be Foam Core or cardboard. Plaster wrap will be added to the Styrofoam to make the base sturdier and to keep the base from disintegrating when spray-painted. Once the sculpture is created and the base has been plaster wrapped, spray-painted all in one color. More than one coat may be needed to completely cover the sculpture. 7.Critique finished work. Discuss what is successful with each work. Your Modular Sculpture Assignment

26 Former student’s examples What shape is the module? What can you do with a simple shape?


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