mardi 19 avril 2011

Tony Cragg et l'Angleterre

Today we discovered the work of English sculptor Tony Cragg. His earlier sculptures used recycled pieces of colored plastic to depict objects and even people.

Here is his self-portrait :




First step, sketches to prepare our own self-portrait sculptures
















Next, we drew our self-portrait sketches on a canvas


















Now we separate the plastic objects according to color as Cragg did in his work "New Stones - Newton's Tones", 1978
























Then, everyone picks the objects that best "represent" them





Next, we glue the objects onto the canvas































A group effort...



great teamwork !







Time to prepare lunch. A menu that's 100% British : Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Carrots and Potatoes and Banoffee Pie.

Slicing carrots and grating chocolate...



Peeling carrots








Peeling potatoes



Making the Yorkshire Pudding batter. First, the egg ...






then the flour...







then the milk





Time to whisk





and more whisking...










Prep the pie crust



Salomé slices the bananas for the Banoffee Pie



the bananas before the "blitz"



Malo ready to purée the bananas and milk




the toffee in the pan



after adding the banana-milk purée




whipping the cream for the pie...










the pie is ready to chill in the freezer...




While the Banoffee Pie chills, it's time to create another sculpture, this time inspired by Cragg's latest works, on exhibit now at the Louvre ("Figure Out, Figure In"). Here are some of the works:


"Sharing" 2005 (in foreground) and "Ferryman", 2001 (in background)


"Versus" 2010


"Elbow", 2008


"Accurate Figure", 2010


"Manipulation", 2008


































the roast beef ...



the mini Yorkshire puddings...



lunchtime !










The Banoffee Pie is ready !

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