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  1. The Sheldon Sculpture Garden START

  2. Click on a thumbnail to learn about the Sculpture Garden quit

  3. Arietta II by Catherine Ferguson Click to learn more about the artist and the art: • Information about the artist • Questions about the art

  4. Click on a color to find out more about Catherine Ferguson

  5. Catherine Ferguson was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and now lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska.

  6. Ferguson’s work as an artist includes sculpture, photography, drawing, and installations.

  7. Ferguson has artwork in Spain, England, and many other places around the world. One other place you can see her work in Nebraska is in Omaha at the Qwest Center.

  8. Ferguson was inspired by Native American burial mounds for many of her sculptures.

  9. What inspired Ferguson to create Arietta II ? Birds in her backyard Metal bridges in Nebraska Ancient burial mounds in Iowa

  10. What inspired Ferguson to create Arietta II ? birds in her backyard metal bridges in Nebraska ancient burial mounds in Iowa CORRECT! Next question

  11. What is this sculpture made of? Painted steel Bronze Plastic

  12. What is this sculpture made of? painted steel bronze plastic CORRECT! Next question

  13. What animal shapes do you see in this sculpture? Lions Birds Snakes

  14. What animal shapes do you see in this sculpture? lions birds snakes CORRECT! Click to see discussion questions

  15. Why do you think Ferguson created this sculpture like a large round pot? Would you want to crawl inside of it? If you did, what would you see? Arietta is a musical term. Why do you think this sculpture was named that? Go back to the beginning

  16. Bather by Jacques Lipchitz Click to learn more about the artist and the art: • Information about the artist • Questions about the art

  17. Click on a color to find out more about Jacques Lipchitz

  18. Lipchitz and Pablo Picasso were friends. What similarities can you see in their art?

  19. Lipchitzwas a Cubist sculptor. In cubist art, objects are broken up and re-assembled in an abstracted form. Instead of rendering objects from one angle, the artist shows multiple angles simultaneously to try to present the subject in the most complete manner. Cubism is like looking at the front and back of a person at the same time.

  20. During World War II, the German occupation of Paris forced Lipchitz to move to New York City in 1940.

  21. Lipchitz’sfather did not want him to study art.

  22. What do you see in Lipchitz’s Bather? Three dogs playing cards A geometric person A skyscraper

  23. What do you see in Lipchitz’s Bather? three dogs playing cards a geometric person a skyscraper CORRECT! Next question

  24. When do you think the sculpture was made? 1923 1963 2003

  25. When do you think the sculpture was made? 1923 1963 2003 CORRECT! Next question

  26. What is the sculpture made of? Wood Bronze Plaster

  27. What is the sculpture made of? wood bronze plaster CORRECT! Next question

  28. What element of art do you see the most of? Color Texture Shape

  29. What element of art do you see the most of? color texture shape CORRECT! Go back to the beginning

  30. Birth of Venus by Reuben Nakian Click to learn more about the artist and the art: • Information about the artist • Questions about the art

  31. Click on a color to find out more aboutReuben Nakian

  32. Nakian’s parents were from Turkey. He was very poor many times in his life.

  33. Nakianwas his own worst critic and destroyed most of his artwork.

  34. Nakian made this sculpture by dipping wet fabric in plaster, placing it on metal rods, and then casting the whole piece in bronze. This is called an additiveprocess: the artist adds his material instead of carving away.

  35. Nakianworked as an artist for 75 years! Mythological themes were his inspiration.

  36. What style is Birth of Venus? Realistic Expressive Neoclassical

  37. What style is Birth of Venus? Realistic Expressive Neoclassical CORRECT! Next question

  38. What is Birth of Venus based on? Greek mythology Chinese philosophy Modern physics

  39. What is Birth of Venus based on? Greek Mythology Chinese Philosophy Modern Physics CORRECT! Next question

  40. What type of material did Nakian use? Bronze Clay Paper-mâché

  41. What type of material did Nakian use? Bronze Clay Paper-mâché CORRECT! Go back to the beginning

  42. Daimaru XV by Michael Todd Click to learn more about the artist and the art: • Information about the artist • Questions about the art

  43. Click on a color to find out more aboutMichael Todd

  44. Michael Todd was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but lived in Chicago. He went to college at Notre Dame University.

  45. Toddmakes artin Los Angeles, California. He’s taught at many schools in both California and Vermont.

  46. Toddoften uses the circle in his work, using it to represent both everything and nothing: circles have no beginning and no end.

  47. Toddis influenced by Enso, a circular brushstroke used by master calligraphers. His sculptures mimic this type of drawing.

  48. Daimaru is the Japanese word for: Abstraction Dragon Big circle

  49. Daimaru is the Japanese word for…? Big circle Dragon Abstraction CORRECT! Next question

  50. How was this sculpture put together? Glue Welding Duct tape