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Studying Cycladic Art

Upper School art history students are learning about the history, popularity, and characteristics of Cycladic sculptures, which are made of stone. Art teacher Daniel Vance showed students pictures of a number of sculptures, such as the famous piece, Harp Player, and other works. Vance shared the origin, time period, and media of Cycladic art, as well as engaged students in a discussion about the common characteristics of the art, including a look at the modern works by sculptors inspired by Cycladic art, such as Henry Moore and Constantin Brancusi. The new class, which offers extensive knowledge of a span of art history spanning ancient to modern, is a year-long elective co-taught by Vance and Jason Knarr.