Art and Design KS4: What inspires sculptor Frances Segelman?

Sculptor Frances Segelman explains how Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo is her major influence.

She says he was a wonderful artist, a sculptor and a painter, who was able to ‘get the person out of the stone’.

Frances explains how sculptors have to create movement in something that is static.

She also shows us a nine-foot sculpture of Leeds United footballer, Billy Bremner, and explains how she used the barley sugar technique of the early sculptors to accentuate the muscle.

Teacher Notes

Could be used as an introduction to Renaissance artists and their figurative sculptures showing anatomy and techniques.

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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