sculpture has definitions from the field of fine art
[ noun ] (fine art) a three-dimensional work of plastic art

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The `` projection '' time of painting and sculpture is highly subjective , varying from person to person and even varying for a given person on different occasions .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

Harold indicated the photograph on the wall and asked what church the stone sculpture was in .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

In his sculpture therefore it would not be possible for him to project anything of what Jesus felt for his mother ; only what Mary felt for her son .

`` So that 's sculpture '' , commented Argiento wryly , when he had sluiced down the floor for a week , `` making mud pies '' .

That is why our creative people give their time to literature , not to painting or sculpture '' .

[ noun ] (fine art) making figures or designs in three dimensions



Used in print

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

Figurines and simple chapels presage the emergence of sculpture and architecture in Greece ; objects in gold , ivory , and bronze grow more numerous .

On this principle of division I must postpone the evolution of sculpture , architecture , society , and politics ; for the developments in these areas make_sense only if they are connected to the age of revolution itself .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

But it is the wooden sculpture from Bali , the one representing two men with their heads bent backward and their bodies interlaced by a fish , that I particularly call to your attention .

[ verb ] create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material




"sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

The dumbbell variation develops a most classically sculptured outline to the pecs .

Related terms

shape art sculpt sculptor

[ verb ] shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it


grave sculpt


"She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"

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carve sculpt sculptor