Alberto Giacometti (1910-1966) was a Swiss sculpture and painter. He lived primarily in Paris as an adult. From 1938-1944, Giacometti created small bronze sculpture about 2 inches tall. Later, Giacometti's sculptures became larger and elongated. Here are some examples of his work:
|Man Pointing, 1947|
|Three Men Walking II|
|Part of City Square|
As his figures resembled metal stick figures, let's practice making some stick figure drawings, then use foil to reproduce the stick figures into action figures!
Let's start by folding a piece of paper in half-hot dog style. Then, fold the paper into thirds. Unfold so the paper is divided into six sections. In each section, make a quick drawing of a stick figure doing different actions. Here are some suggestions of actions your stick figure could be doing:
-A regular stick figure
-A running stick figure-think about how the elbows and knees bend when running
-A stomping mad stick figure-maybe the arms are up in the air
-A zombie stick figure
-A stick figure doing yoga
-A sad stick figure with his head pointing down
In just a couple of simple lines, your stick figures shows movement and action.
|Now, take those 2D pictures and create some 3D action figures with foil! Here is a sample of how you can take one piece of foil and divide it into different parts of the body.|
|Cut along the lines. Scrunch up the foil sections to make your person. Bend the foil to recreate some of the stick figures you drew.|
|You may want to use some pipe cleaners as a frame if you like.|
To learn more about Giacometti and to see how to use other materials to make these sculptures, see the SCCLD Facebook posting for SCCLD Kids Art Club-Giacometti Foil Sculptures on June 2, 2020. For additional information about Alberto Giacometti, do a search in our Explora for Elementary Schools database.
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