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1 Clay Modeling Surreal and Grotesque

2 Salvador Dali Lobster Telephone 1938

3 Salvador Dali Persistence of Memory 1931 oil on canvas

4 Objectives Create a surreal or grotesque sculpture.
Effectively use art elements and principles of design to create a sculpture with clay.(juxtapose) Consider craftsmanship and attention to detail when creating your sculpture. Create a sculpture using the additive process of modeling and subtractive process of carving. Use references looking at actual objects and create several sketches and/or maquettes (small models) to work out ideas.

5 Relevant terms: Surreal Incongruous Grotesque Metamorphosis Modeling
Additive Maquette Freestanding

6 Relevant Art Elements and Principles
Form Texture Color Proportion/Scale Balance Unity Variety Contrast

7 Surrealism Art and literature movement which began in the 1920s and combined dream-like or seemingly odd elements together “Surrealism was a means of reuniting conscious and unconscious realms of experience so completely that the world of dream and fantasy would be joined to the everyday rational world in ‘an absolute reality, a surreality’."

8 Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach by Salvador Dalí, 1938.

9 Cabinet Anthropomorphique
Salvador Dali Cabinet Anthropomorphique Bronze


11 Claes Oldenburg, Dropped Cone, 2001
The term, Funk, was coined in 1966 by Peter Selz for a show at the University of California Art Museum in Berkeley, California.  The implied meaning was something common, dopey, stupid or low.  Shows of Funk Art were often met with the question, "What, you call this Art?"  They were inspired by the Pop Art movement. For example, they looked to the work of Claes Oldenburg Oldenburg, Clothespin Centre Square Plaza, Fifteenth and Market streets, Philadelphia Cor-Ten and stainless steels 45 ft. x 12 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. (13.7 x 3.7 x 1.4 m) Claes Oldenburg, Dropped Cone,  2001

12 David Gilhooly. Burger for Two. 2008. Ceramic. 8 x 4 x 4 in.
David Gilhooly Tall Sundaes 1978

13 David Gilhooly FrogFry with Bacon and Eggs 1985
David Gilhooly is a well-known sculptor, who is recognized primarily for his ceramic sculpture of animals, food, planets and the FrogWorld.  A graduate of the University of California at Davis (BA, 1965 MA, 1967), he and his friends, working in TB-9 were what was later to be called, The Funk Ceramic Movement of the San Francisco Bay Area. David Gilhooly FrogFry with Bacon and Eggs 1985

14 Robert Arneson, Bob at Rest, 1981, Glazed ceramic, 39 x 26 x 12"

15 Robert Arneson self portrait

16 Jack Earle It's the clothes that make the man

17 Grotesque: Since at least the 18th century, grotesque has come to be used as a general adjective for the strange, fantastic, ugly, incongruous, unpleasant, or disgusting. It defies the notions of art as beautiful.

18 Gargoyles of Notre Dame



21 Clay Vocabulary Define each term in your journal.
The stages of clay: 1. Slip 2. Plastic 3. Leather-hard 4. Greenware or bone dry 5. Bisqueware 6. Glazeware Other clay terms: Clay Reclaiming Wedging Kiln Firing Score Glaze

22 Vocab: Surreal: a mix between real & fantasy; bizarre
Incongruous: not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something Grotesque: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted Metamorphosis: changing from one state to another Juxtapositioning: Two oppisite elements placed next to each other Additive: the style of adding material to the work Maquette: small scale model; rough draft Freestanding: unattached to a supporting element or background (sculpture)

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