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Sculpture

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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Sculpture

modeling

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

The process whereby a sculptor adds wet clay or other soft medium such as wet plaster or cement or other media to build up or construct his or her original artwork - often using an armature. It is ...

bronze

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

An alloy of copper and tin, sometimes containing small amounts of other elements in varying proportions such as zinc and phosphorus. Harder and more durable than brass and used extensively since ...

bust

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

In sculpture, a portrait of a person that includes the head, neck, and part of the shoulders and breast, usually (but not always) mounted on a base or column. It is by definition figurative.It can be ...

callipers

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

A device with two moveable jaws used by sculptors to take measurements in the round while working. Also used when making copies of original work. Callipers come in different sizes. Sculptor's ...

limited edition

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

The set number of replicas or copies a sculptor plans to make or has had made from an original, after which the mould is destroyed. The practice of limiting editions and numbering proofs originated ...

marble

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

In its entire form, one of the hardest stones to carve; in fact a hard type of limestone (more or less crystallized by metamorphism), often with streaks. Takes a high polish if desired. Also one of ...

medium

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

Referred to as the material used for a given sculpture. Bronze, terra cotta, plaster and steel are all examples of media.

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