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Three-dimensional media includes many forms including sculpture, decorative arts, and product design. They are the oldest and most durable of all the creative arts. You can see how the different creative processes and methods generate a diverse range of visual forms and characteristics. Decorative art in particular has its origins in utility but is no longer exclusive to this realm, and innovations about the nature of three-dimensional media have led to the contemporary forms of installation and performance art, with the inclusion at times of both the artist and the viewer into the work itself. You’ll experience and learn more about three-dimensional media in the learning activities that accompany this module.

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Assignment 2, Part C: Form and Content of Three-dimensional Art (5%)
For thousands of years sculpture has been the bedrock of three-dimensional art. Carved from stone or wood, or cast in bronze, sculpture has so often been figurative. From a western cultural perspective, sculpture has also often been in a realistic style. The advent of modern art in the first half of the twentieth century has radically changed the formal characteristics of sculpture and, in some cases, the content.
After viewing the following three images of sculptures, as well as three of your own choice, comment on the issues of form and content in each one of them.