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3 Arietta II by Catherine Ferguson Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

4 Click on a color to find out more about Catherine Ferguson

5 Catherine Ferguson was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and now lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska.

6 Ferguson’s work as an artist includes sculpture, photography, drawing, and installations.

7 Ferguson has artwork in Spain, England, and many other places around the world. One other place you can see her work in Nebraska is in Omaha at the Qwest CenterQwest Center.

8 Ferguson was inspired by Native American burial mounds for many of her sculptures.

9 What inspired Ferguson to create Arietta II ? Birds in her backyard Metal bridges in Nebraska Ancient burial mounds in Iowa

10 What inspired Ferguson to create Arietta II ? birds in her backyard metal bridges in Nebraska ancient burial mounds in Iowa

11 What is this sculpture made of? Painted steel Bronze Plastic

12 What is this sculpture made of? painted steel bronze plastic

13 What animal shapes do you see in this sculpture? Lions Birds Snakes

14 What animal shapes do you see in this sculpture? lions birds snakes

15 Why do you think Ferguson created this sculpture like a large round pot? Would you want to crawl inside of it? If you did, what would you see? Arietta is a musical term. Why do you think this sculpture was named that?

16 Bather by Jacques Lipchitz Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

17 Click on a color to find out more about Jacques Lipchitz

18 Lipchitz and Pablo Picasso were friends. What similarities can you see in their art?

19 Lipchitz was a Cubist sculptor. In cubist art, objects are broken up and re- assembled in an abstracted form. Instead of rendering objects from one angle, the artist shows multiple angles simultaneously to try to present the subject in the most complete manner. Cubism is like looking at the front and back of a person at the same time.

20 During World War II, the German occupation of Paris forced Lipchitz to move to New York City in 1940.

21 Lipchitz’s father did not want him to study art.

22 What do you see in Lipchitz’s Bather ? Three dogs playing cards A geometric person A skyscraper

23 What do you see in Lipchitz’s Bather ? three dogs playing cards a geometric person a skyscraper

24 When do you think the sculpture was made? 1923 1963 2003

25 When do you think the sculpture was made? 1923 1963 2003

26 What is the sculpture made of? Wood Bronze Plaster

27 What is the sculpture made of? wood bronze plaster

28 What element of art do you see the most of? Color Texture Shape

29 What element of art do you see the most of? color texture shape

30 Birth of Venus by Reuben Nakian Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

31 Click on a color to find out more about Reuben Nakian

32 Nakian’s parents were from Turkey. He was very poor many times in his life.

33 Nakian was his own worst critic and destroyed most of his artwork.

34 Nakian made this sculpture by dipping wet fabric in plaster, placing it on metal rods, and then casting the whole piece in bronze. This is called an additive process: the artist adds his material instead of carving away.

35 Nakian worked as an artist for 75 years! Mythological themes were his inspiration.

36 What style is Birth of Venus ? Realistic Expressive Neoclassical

37 What style is Birth of Venus ? Realistic Expressive Neoclassical

38 What is Birth of Venus based on? Greek mythology Chinese philosophy Modern physics

39 What is Birth of Venus based on? Greek Mythology Chinese Philosophy Modern Physics

40 What type of material did Nakian use? Bronze Clay Paper-mâché

41 What type of material did Nakian use? Bronze Clay Paper-mâché

42 Daimaru XV by Michael Todd Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

43 Click on a color to find out more about Michael Todd

44 Michael Todd was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but lived in Chicago. He went to college at Notre Dame University.

45 Todd makes art in Los Angeles, California. He’s taught at many schools in both California and Vermont.

46 Todd often uses the circle in his work, using it to represent both everything and nothing: circles have no beginning and no end.

47 Todd is influenced by Enso, a circular brushstroke used by master calligraphers. His sculptures mimic this type of drawing.

48 Daimaru is the Japanese word for: Abstraction Dragon Big circle

49 Daimaru is the Japanese word for…? Big circle Dragon Abstraction

50 How was this sculpture put together? Glue Welding Duct tape

51 How was this sculpture put together? Metal Glue Welded Duck tape

52 Is this sculpture two-dimensional or three-dimensional?

53 Old Glory by Mark di Suvero Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

54 Click on a color to find out more about Mark di Suvero

55 Mark di Suvero was born in Shanghai, China, but grew up in San Francisco.

56 He made models of his sculptures using wood before moving onto I beams and other architectural materials for his large-scale works.

57 When he was preparing for his first one-man exhibition, he was injured in an elevator accident. His spine was crushed and he was told he would never walk again. While in the hospital, he encouraged other patients to paint. With his brother’s help, he returned to constructing his I-beam sculptures.

58 One thing Mark di Suvero enjoys doing is helping other artists. He started an organization called the Athena Foundation.

59 Where was this sculpture made? Lincoln New York Miami

60 Where was this sculpture made? Lincoln, NE New York, NE Miami, FL

61 The I beams used in this sculpture are also used for what? Buildings Furniture Sailing

62 The I-beams used in this sculpture are also used for what? buildings furniture sailing

63 Why do you think Mark di Suvero made Old Glory red?

64 Floating Figure by Gaston Lachaise Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

65 Click on a color to find out more about Gaston Lachaise

66 Lachaise loved his art and his wife. She was the inspiration for all his work. He moved to America for her.

67 Lachaise not only made sculptures of women but also carved glass and a Civil War monument in Boston, Massachusetts.

68 He was using his father’s woodworking tools before he was old enough to attend school.

69 His sculptures are known for “purposeful distortion” and appearing like they float in the air.

70 Does this sculpture look light and weightless? How was Lachaise able to do that? If you needed to making a floating figure, what would you do the same or different?

71 Why do you think this figure is bald?

72 Discuss what Lachaise meant for “purposeful distortion” in his sculpture.

73 Greenpoint by Richard Serra Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

74 Click on a color to find out more about Richard Serra

75 Before becoming an artist, Richard Serra used to work in a steel mill and in shipyards.

76 Serra’s sculptures are so huge that one of his assistants died in an accident while a piece was being assembled. Another assistant was seriously injured.

77 Serra uses computer software to design his sculptures.

78 Serra believes that the space around his sculptures is just as important as the sculpture itself. He decides on how his works look according to where they will be placed.

79 Where was this sculpture originally supposed to be located? Denver Germany Canada

80 Where was this sculpture originally supposed to be located? Denver Germany Canada

81 What is Greenpoint named after? The artist’s favorite movie His pet’s name His studio

82 What is Greenpoint named after? his favorite movie his pet’s name his studio

83 What art movement is Serra considered part of? Pop art Minimalism Impressionism

84 What movement of art is Serra considered part of? Pop art Minimalism Impressionism

85 Fallen Dreamer by Tom Otterness Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

86 Click on a color to find out more about Tom Otterness

87 Otterness is best known for his cast bronze sculptures of whimsical, cartoonish characters.

88 His public works are housed in parks, plazas, subway stations, libraries, courthouses, and museums.

89 He often makes multiple versions of the same sculpture. Fallen Dreamer is one of three casts.

90 Otterness grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and now lives and works in New York.

91 What do you think the title Fallen Dreamer means? Does it suit the sculpture? Would you keep the title or change it?

92 Sandy in Defined Space by Richard McDermott Miller Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

93 Click on a color to find out more about Richard McDermott Miller

94 One of Miller’s favorite sayings is “Art is more a matter of the hand and eye than of the mouth.”

95 Sandy was on originally on loan to the Sheldon, but so many people liked the sculpture that UNL students started a fundraising drive to purchase it.

96 Miller creates sculptures in a realistic style. Instead of working from pictures, he uses live models. First he sculpts in wax and then he casts in bronze.

97 Miller was in the U.S. Army, but instead of becoming an officer, he went to work with the artist Gutzon Borglum, creator of Mount Rushmore.

98 Where should you stand to view this sculpture? Why?

99 Superstructure on 4 by David Smith Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

100 Click on a color to find out more about David Smith

101 Smith was inspired by Cubism, and his favorite artist was Pablo Picasso.

102 Smith learned how to weld and rivet while he worked in an automobile factory.

103 Smith’s medium of choice was stainless steel. In Superstructure, the steel’s reflective quality allows viewers to see the interaction between the sculpture and the environment.

104 Smith’s art-making process is called assemblage. He gathers pieces of metal, moves them around, and welds them together when they look right.

105 Would you have named this sculpture a “superstructure”? Why or why not? How would you describe this piece to someone who has never seen it?

106 Torn Notebook by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

107 Click on a color to find out more about Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

108 Oldenburg and Van Bruggen were married and created artwork together from 1976 until Van Bruggen’s death in 2009.

109 Oldenburg is a Pop artist. He wants his art to do something beyond sit in a museum. He’s interested in showing humor and wit in his art.

110 Oldeburg and Van Bruggen used everyday objects as inspiration for monumental sculptures.

111 Oldenburg has created sculptures out of many different materials, including fabric and fur.

112 What is the notebook’s spiral supposed to represent? A tornado Curly hair Homework

113 What is the notebook’s spiral supposed to represent? a tornado curly hair homework

114 What words can you see on the sculpture’s paper? Mountains, snow, pine trees Skyscrapers, ocean Wind, buffalo, barbed wire

115 What words should you see on the sculpture’s paper? mountains, snow, pine trees skyscrapers, ocean wind, buffalo, barbed wire

116 Torso by William Zorach Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Discussion questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

117 Click on a color to find out more about William Zorach

118 Zorach loved to draw as a child but his family did not support his career choice.

119 He married Marguerite Thompson who was also an artist. Both artists’ works centered on themes of love, family, childhood, animals, and nature.

120 Zorach was born in Lithuania. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1891. His family was poor with ten children (William was the eighth). At age 12 he got a job in a lithography firm to help support his family.

121 After studying painting in New York and Paris, Zorach turned to sculpture, a medium for which he is better known. He worked mostly in wood and stone. Torso was first made in stone, and bronze copies were created later.

122 Why do you think Zorach didn’t include a head, arms, and legs in Torso?

123 Breach by Roxy Paine Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Information about the artist Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Questions about the art Click to learn more about the artist and the art:

124 Click on a color to find out more about Roxy Paine

125 Paine likes to play with relationships between natural and artificial objects. For example, he uses machines to build sculptures that look like they’ve been made by nature.

126 Paine decided he wanted to be an artist when he was 15 years old.

127 Paine was born in New York City, where he continues to live and work.

128 Besides making art resemble nature, Paine also designs machines to create art.

129 What material did Paine use for this sculpture? Stainless steel Silver Plastic

130 What material did Paine use for this sculpture? stainless steel silver plastic

131 How many different parts is Breach made out of? 300 3,000 30,000

132 How many different parts is Breach made out of? 300 3,000 30,000

133 Why did Paine call this sculpture Breach? For help, look up the definition of the word. How would the sculpture change through the seasons? How would it stay the same?

134 Oh no, you have to try again!


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