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The practice of shaping figures or designs in the round or in relief - such as by chiseling marble, modeling clay, or casting in metal - in order to create a work of art.

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Arts & crafts; Sculpture

Abstract art is defined as art that has no reference to any figurative reality. In its wider definition the term describes art that depicts real forms in a simplified or rather reduced way - keeping ...


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

To heat glazes or glass and then slowly cool them to toughen and reduce brittleness.


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

With relation to sculpture, architectural means any component of a building or structure which has been modelled, carved or welded by a sculptor and integrated into the whole in some manner so as to ...


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

A construction made of wood, light or heavy metal wire, bars or piping or any other suitably rigid material to support the wet clay, wet plaster or other soft and pliable mixed media materials used ...


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

1. The making or doing (hence the terms maker, creator, and artist) by people of things that have form and beauty - see note immediately following this entry. Sculpture, painting, architecture, ...

art for art's sake

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

When you proclaim the independence of aesthetic values intrinsic in a work of art from storytelling, moral values or any other purposes or motives. From the French: "l'art pour l'art."

artist's proof

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

One of the first proofs in a limited edition of original sculptures. Must bear the artist's signature or mark, and, since the early 20th century, is usually numbered.

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