Beyond the actual techniques and methods behind creating a sculpture is the understanding of the artist’s purpose and an overall appreciation of the work itself. This activity will enable you to evaluate a piece of sculpture as a work of art and see its contribution to the human experience.

From the following choices, select one sculpture. Evaluate the sculpture using the critical analysis example at the conclusion of Chapter 3 as a guide

Choose one of the following :

• Pieta by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Context of Pieta, Rome: St Peter Basilica light streams

• Trajan addressing his troops (Aldocutio) by Apollodorus of Damascus:
Context of Trajan’s Column, Rome

• The Spoils of Jerusalem (from Arch of Titus)
• Context of Arch of Titus, Rome
• Terracotta soldier: Soldier Horse
• Context of soldier, Lintong District, Xi’an, China: 1 terracotta army 2011