The human form

Classroom resource
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

The British Museum’s potential for exploring the human form in world art is unsurpassed. Each of these three presentations for use in the classroom deals with two different aspects of the Human Form. They also provide valuable resources for investigating, form and medium.

Download mini lesson perfection and abstraction, 2015kb 
Download mini lesson portraits and adornment, 2535kb 
Download mini lesson power and devotion, 3025kb 

Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11
Age 12–16


Image: Discus-thrower (discobolus). Roman copy of a bronze original of the 5th century BC. From Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Lazio, Italy.