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Giacometti-inspired art

Giacometti-inspired art
A work in progress.
Monday 1st August 2011 by C. Freeman

Year 8 students have been making their own sculptures influenced by the sparse style of Alberto Giacometti. The Swiss sculptor is best know for his elongated thin figures and so the students have replicated this while creating figures performing hobbies or movement.

Mia Ward and Kerry Studders worked together to create a dancer while others were inspired by golfers, archers and runners. The students have spent a couple of weeks constructing the art straw figures which are then bandaged in layers of plaster of paris to create the finished artwork.

Mrs Smith said: ‘We looked at Giacometti and saw how he stretched all his artwork. He was influenced by the sculptures of traditional African tribes. The students have replicated that style and their figures look great, capturing both delicacy and movement.’

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