Talking Points: Rosa Serra

A collection of imagery and sources designed to explore the work of sculptor, Rosa Serra.

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Rosa Serra

“Serra is a Spanish sculptor born in 1944. She received the sculpture prize at the III Bilbao Biennial in 1976 and was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee to create sculptures for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. She is known for her sculptures influenced by Henry Moore, characterised by risky curves, roundness, and harmony.” –askART

See a selection of Serra’s sculptures from the 1988 Seoul Olympics on Google Arts and Culture.

Questions to Ask Children

Describe what you can see in the sculpture.

How might you describe the form and movement of the piece?

Which sculpture is your favourite and why?

Compare and contrast Serra’s work with the work of Henry Moore.

Mute the video and watch Serra’s process.

Go to 0:20 to see how Serra builds up the mold for her sculpture from armatures.

Questions to Ask Children

What is a cast?

How does Serra create the mold for her sculptures?

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