The Sun symbol in art

United States, 1968

Film
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Man has responded to the sun in various times and in different cultures. Included in this brief history is a sampling of works of art related to the sun. Examples include suns chiselled in stone, carved in wood, drawn in ink, and painted on canvas. Sun symbols by contemporary artist-designers are also shown. After briefly examining the method of organizing a radial pattern by combining several materials, the three important elements necessary in designing a sun symbol are described. Sequences are shown of fourth grade students creating their own imaginative and personal sun symbols - thus the concept of an object in nature as a source of inspiration to the artist is made concrete.

Credits

producer

Paul Burnford

production company

Bailey Film Productions

Paul Burnford Productions

Duration

00:15:05:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1968

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29085

Language

English

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Nature (Aesthetics)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Composition (Art)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Conceptual art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Nature (Aesthetics)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Symbolism in art

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Sun

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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