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Models built for the 'Famous Works of Art' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This challenge is something that my eldest daughter, Emma, came up with a while back.  It is to replicate, in Meccano, a famous work of art.  This could be a painting or sculpture, and the model can be two dimensional or three dimensional (you could have a 2D statue or a 3D picture).  If we can guess what the subject is, without you showing us a copy of the original, you get a gold star!


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Built for the Famous Works of Art Secretary's ChallengeTent

Built by Frank Paine

The model consisted of a hinged plate (part no. 198) standing on its two long edges to simulate that well-loved, much praised and skilfully executed piece of installation art - Tracy Emin's tent! Scrawled all over the original were the names of all th...
 
 
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Built for the Famous Works of Art Secretary's ChallengeThe Angel of the North

Built by Peter Shaw

 
 
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Built for the Famous Works of Art Secretary's ChallengeThe Angel of the North

Built by Brian Leach

The Angel of the North is a monument outside Gateshead. I decided to do this for the 'Famous Work of Art' Secretary's Challenge because the only other things I could think of were either a Mondrian painting or an Andy Warhol soup tin! The proper Angel...
 
 
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Built for the Famous Works of Art Secretary's ChallengeTwo Forms (Divided Circle)

Built by Ralph Laughton

According to Dame Barbara Hepworth, the creator of this sculpture, "the 1960s was a period of tremendous liberation. I at last had space and money and time to work on a much bigger scale. I had felt inhibited for a very long time over the scale on whic...
 
 
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Built for the Famous Works of Art Secretary's ChallengeVan Gogh's Chair

Built by Chris Warrell

This model represents the painting 'Van Gogh's Chair' painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1888. The original hangs in the National Gallery in London. To suggest the odd perspective of the painting (the floor appears to slope down towards the viewer and the...

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