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Frederick KieslerAmerican, born in Austria, 1890–1965Winged Victorycirca 1951BronzeSubject: Iconic formsActivity: Using an iconic form to create both a geometric and an organic drawingMaterials: Two pieces of paper and a pencilVocabulary: Commemorate, geometric forms, iconic, microscopic organisms, organic forms, surrealistIntroductionFrederick Kiesler was trained as an architect before turning to sculpture and design. He first gained recognition in 1925 at the International Exposition of Decorative Arts in Paris, where he exhibited a large gridlike structure titled City in Space. Later, he became a surrealist and abandoned geometric forms for more organic ones inspired by sources in nature, such as animals, clouds, microscopic organisms, plants, rocks, and water.This sculpture’s title alludes to the famous Greek statue The Winged Victory of Samothrace from the second century BCE. Created to commemorate a military success, the female figure strides forward with widespread wings. Kiesle...