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Marc Quinn and Figurative Sculpture

Teachers' notes

Marc Quinn's sculpture Kiss raises some poignant questions about how we view beauty and the human body, and about issues of disability. Using the sculpture as a focal point, this resource explores these themes with reference to other figurative sculpture from the collection of Museums Sheffield. 

KS3 Curriculum Links

  • Art & Design: Unit 7A - Self Image
  • Art & Design: Unit 9C – Personal Spaces, Public Places
  • Citizenship: Unit 04 - Britain a Diverse Society

This resource can also be used by KS3/4 pupils studying similar topics/themes (including sculpture, poetry, creative writing, music composition, self identity).


Comments from teachers' review of this resource:

"Excellent resource for:

  • promoting discussion about disability, identity, social commentary
  • opening discussion about social acceptance, expectations, different peoples lives
  • discussion about sculpture, figurative/abstract/symbolic art
    understanding definition for abstract / figurative art
  • an older student to pursue personal interest in sculpture, to help support understanding about how to link different artworks, make connections, unpack meanings, realising the significance / background context behind the immediate art work"

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