Creative Tots Artist of the Month – Louise Nevelson

Our Creative Tot Artist are building great artistic knowledge as we explore sculpture this month in our Art classes.  This month we are studying the artist Louise Nevelson.  Our Artists are learning about sculpture being “in the round” as we discovered the ability to walk around our work to view it at multiple angles.  We discussed the use of light and shadow to create interesting shapes and patterns.  Students then built their own wooden sculptures in the style of Louise Nevelson.  Nevelson collected old scraps from her fathers wood factory and assembled them into interesting works of art, large and small.  Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Museum is currently exhibiting works by Louise Nevelson.

“Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was a towering figure in postwar American art, exerting great influence with her monumental installations, innovative sculpture made of found wood objects, and celebrated public art. She was recognized during her lifetime as one of America’s most distinguished artists, and her work continues to inspire contemporary sculptors today.”

For more information about Louise Nevelson as an artist:  CLICK HERE

For more photos of her sculptures:  CLICK HERE

Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson - Case with Five Balusters

Louise Nevelson - Rain Garden II

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