Sculpture And The Environment Test Questions

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
When the design for the Vietnam War Memorial (above) was chosen, what question was considered regarding the location and the environment of the memorial?
Would the memorial compliment and blend with the other surrounding monuments?
An installations sculpture is __________________
A form of site specific work, which is designed to affect the way a space is experienced
Why is the sculpture above an example of an environment sculpture?
It was created using stones from the environment in which it is located in
Why is environment sculpture debated as a form of art by academic scholars?
Environment sculpture is a relatively new form of art, and therefore there are no concrete definitions or boundaries for it
A site specific sculpture is _________________
A sculpture that has an integral relationship with the particular site where it exists
Based on the information presented in the lecture, which is not true of the sculpture above?
This sculpture was originally designed to be built out of sand
What is an environment sculpture?
A sculpture that has a relationship with its surroundings
A group of interrelated objects that exist together in a space is called a(n) _____________
Sculpture series
What type of environment sculpture is the above sculpture an example of?
Natural sculpture
If an environment sculpture is removed from its environment, _______________
1. The sculpture could be wrecked, such as with a sand sculpture.
2. The message(s) conveyed by the sculpture could either change or be lost.
3. The connection to the environment could be lost.
What is a site specific sculpture?
A site specific sculpture is a sculpture that has an integral relationship with the particular site where the exist.
What is a sculpture series? What elements does the artist need to consider when creating a sculpture series?
A sculpture series is a group of interrelated objects that exist together in a space. The artist has to consider how to arrange the individuals pieces so that they convey whatever meaning or message the artist is seeking.
What does the photograph above show? How is it an example of an environment sculpture?
The photograph shows the Vietnam War Memorial. It is located in Washington, D.C., which has a variety of other monuments within the city’s geographic boundaries.
What is a natural sculpture? Name at least two forms of processes that exist in nature.
A natural sculpture is a sculpture that is inspired by forms and processes from nature. Answers may vary, but should include at least 2 examples: Forms and process could include: life cycles, weather, seasons, geographic changes, metamorphosis, etc.
Define the term, environment sculpture. Is it a universally accepted form of sculpture?
An environment sculpture is a sculpture that has a relationship with its surrounding environment. It is not universally accepted by all artists and critics because it is a new concept and needs more time to develop.
What is an installation sculpture? Provide an example of an installation sculpture.
An installation sculpture is a form of site specific sculpture work, which is designed to affect the way a space or environment is experienced. It can create space as well as interacting with the space. An example of an installation sculpture would be, Bethel white granite benches, by Jenny Holzer.
Name the above environment sculpture.
Examine the sculpture. Describe the relationship it has with its environment based on your observations.
This sculpture is the media lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Answers may vary, but may be similar to the following: This sculpture would look nothing like it does without the lighted that is used in this environment. The darkness and simplicity of the room it is in also add to its overall appearance. The semi-circle columns appear massive, largely because of its environment. It they were outdoors for instance, it is likely they would not have the same towering presence.
Describe the sculpture above, including the technique used to create it? How does it interact with its natural environment?
The artist has arranged stones in an assemblage. The stones are ordered from light out to dark. The sculpture was created in the same environment where the stones were found.
Describe the example displayed above of a site specific sculpture and the environment it is located in. How would the meaning of this sculpture change if it was removed from its natural environment?
A site specific sculpture is a sculpture that has an integral relationship with the particular site where the exist. The photograph shows a site specific sculpture, which is located in an environment with lots tree which are covered in leaves like the ones in the picture. The leaves are red, which indicates fall or perhaps a type of tree, and they are in water surrounded by rocks. It may be part of a stream or river bed. If the sculpture was removed from its natural environment, away from the trees, the meaning would be completely different because it would be separated from its place of origin.
Examine the two environment sculptures photographed above.
For each, name its title or its description, and the type of environment sculpture it is. How does each relate to its individual environment.
Answers may vary, but should be similar to the following: Picture 1: This sculpture is an example of a natural sculpture. It is entitled Sand Sculpture. This sculpture was made entirely out of sand, and is located in a sandy or coastal area. It would look abnormal in the middle of a metropolitan city, for example. Picture 2: This sculpture is an example of a sculpture series sculpture described as a 20 piece sandstone sculpture is located in New Mexico. This sculpture series is in a part area, which provides a sense of peace and serenity, which is also convey by figures and images in the sculptures. The message may be missed if the sculptures were not placed carefully in this environment, but instead haphazardly in a museum.

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