Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • What does this sculpture remind you of?

  • What might Arp have been trying to accomplish with this work of art?

  • Contrapposto is the term used to describe the stance where a person is putting more weight on one foot, so the body naturally twists. Jean Arp_ _created this sculpture to resemble ancient Greek statues, which often use this stance. Does this sculpture appear to use contrapposto? If so, where do you see evidence of this stance?

  • This sculpture is made of bronze. Why do you think Arp chose this material? What qualities does bronze have that might appeal to the artist?