|Giacometti: Miniature Figures in bronze|
We looked at Giacometti’s sculptures in some of my art books and in online galleries and noticed that some were created on a tiny scale and others in larger than life size, so that you can actually walk around them and through them in a gallery setting. We decided to keep ours small enough to be able to use them like puppets for interactive play and storytelling.
|Lady walking through a Giacometti exhibit|
To begin we started rolling a wooden skewer in a piece of tin foil, to give a little structure and support to the figure. We left a couple of inches of foil at one end without the stick in it so that it could later be folded to create a head. Cakie was able to do this by herself and my role was just to give help with the tape and instructions where needed.
And here they are lying side by side together.
We also noticed how very similar in style these sculptures and Giacometti’s are to this beautiful wooden sculpture in our home, from Zimbabwe in Africa! No doubt this type of art was a key influence to his own artistic development when he was alive.
Wonderful. I love how the girls are playing with them too. We will definitely have to give these a go.
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(off to stumble and pin!)
Emma @mummymummymum says
What a fab idea Anna! I might have to try a sculpture next time. x
School Sparks Renee says
Very neat! I love introducing kids to all kinds of art. Looks like a fun project, as well.
Jennifer Fischer says
I really love these – an amazing art project that also encourages pretend play.
Erin D says
What a fantastic idea! I LOVE Giacometti’s works…I once had to reporoduce them in an art program with but wire and string and I’ve been hooked on his art ever since. I never thought of using foil – brilliant!
LOVE this! How much foil do you need per kid?
Great project! I also love his work, and this is such a clever way for children to explore it.
Anna - Two Small Flames says
Wow! Wonderful idea. I can’t believe we’ve run out of foil! This is our project for the weekend.
The Monko says
wow they are really stunning originals and copies.
Becki Lewis says
Sorry! I linked up two posts not art related by accident and then realized that I can’t erase them. Oops!