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Human Figure: Abstract vs. Realistic

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Mathematics +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Look at the artworks and decide which are realistic and which are abstract. Play the sorting game and put the images in the right folder.


The Gondolier

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

No Title Given: Wire Figure [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Standing Figure No. 1

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Matador

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Dancer

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Drawing, Conté Crayon on Paper

National Air and Space Museum

Dancer: Arabesque on Right Leg, Left Arm in Line

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Two Dancers

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Running Atalanta

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dancer (Small)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Standing Woman, Second Version

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

George Washington [sculpture] / (photographed by W. W. Foster)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dancer

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Reclining Woman with Guitar

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

A Sambaso Dancer

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Dancer

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Olympic Runner

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Abstracted Dancer)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Sorting Activity

Sorting Activity