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Monochromatic Assemblage

Featuring Louise Nevelson's Royal Game I, 1961

Louise Nevelson (American, born Ukraine, 1899–1988). Royal Game I, 1961. Wood, painted gold, 69 x 51 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches (175.3 x 130.8 x 21 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1962 (K1962:9). © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Lesson Plan Details

Featuring Louise Nevelson's Royal Game I, 1961 

Conceptual Basis

Royal Game I, 1961, is a golden monochromatic assemblage composed of found materials that the artist Louise Nevelson collected around the city. Nevelson transforms these random bits of wooden furniture, scrap materials, and frames into a unified and harmonious sculpture. In this lesson, students will learn about the artist and her compositions, and create their own found-object assemblage sculpture.