What does Sculpture mean?

Definitions for Sculpture
ˈskʌlp tʃərsculp·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sculpturenoun

    a three-dimensional work of plastic art

  2. sculpture, carvingverb

    creating figures or designs in three dimensions

  3. sculpt, sculptureverb

    create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

    "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"

  4. sculpt, sculpture, graveverb

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. sculpturenoun

    The art of shaping figures or designs in the round or in relief, professionally performed by a sculptor

  2. sculpturenoun

    A work of art created by sculpting.

  3. sculpturenoun

    Works of art created by sculpting, as a group.

  4. sculptureverb

    To fashion something into a three-dimensional figure.

  5. sculptureverb

    To represent something in sculpture.

  6. sculptureverb

    To change the shape of a land feature by erosion etc.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sculpturenoun

    Etymology: sculptura, Latin; sculpture, French.

    Then sculpture and her sister arts revive,
    Stones leap’d to form, and rocks began to live. Alexander Pope.

    Nor did there want
    Cornice or freeze with bossy sculptures graven. John Milton.

    There too, in living sculpture, might be seen
    The mad affection of the Cretan queen. Dryden.

  2. To Sculptureverb

    To cut; to engrave.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Gold, silver, ivory vases sculptur’d high,
    There are who have not. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. Sculpture

    Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. Sculpture is the three-dimensional art work which is physically presented in the dimensions of height, width and depth. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or moulded or cast. Sculpture in stone survives far better than works of art in perishable materials, and often represents the majority of the surviving works (other than pottery) from ancient cultures, though conversely traditions of sculpture in wood may have vanished almost entirely. However, most ancient sculpture was brightly painted, and this has been lost.Sculpture has been central in religious devotion in many cultures, and until recent centuries large sculptures, too expensive for private individuals to create, were usually an expression of religion or politics. Those cultures whose sculptures have survived in quantities include the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, India and China, as well as many in Central and South America and Africa. The Western tradition of sculpture began in ancient Greece, and Greece is widely seen as producing great masterpieces in the classical period. During the Middle Ages, Gothic sculpture represented the agonies and passions of the Christian faith. The revival of classical models in the Renaissance produced famous sculptures such as Michelangelo's statue of David. Modernist sculpture moved away from traditional processes and the emphasis on the depiction of the human body, with the making of constructed sculpture, and the presentation of found objects as finished art works.

ChatGPT

  1. sculpture

    Sculpture is a form of visual art that involves the creation of three-dimensional objects or structures using materials like clay, metal, stone, ice, wood, or any other materials that can be modeled or carved. Sculpture can be free-standing or relief (attached to a background), can be abstract or realistic, and is often used as a form of expression or representation in visual arts. Its purpose can range from decorative or functional to communicative or symbolic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sculpturenoun

    the art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal, etc., into statues, ornaments, etc., or into figures, as of men, or other things; hence, the art of producing figures and groups, whether in plastic or hard materials

  2. Sculpturenoun

    carved work modeled of, or cut upon, wood, stone, metal, etc

  3. Sculptureverb

    to form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave

  4. Etymology: [L. sculptura: cf. F. sculpture.]

Wikidata

  1. Sculpture

    Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions, and one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving and modelling, in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since modernism, shifts in sculptural process led to an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded, or cast. Sculpture in stone survives far better than works of art in perishable materials, and often represents the majority of the surviving works from ancient cultures, though conversely traditions of sculpture in wood may have vanished almost entirely. However, most ancient sculpture was brightly painted, and this has been lost. Sculpture has been central in religious devotion in many cultures, and until recent centuries large sculptures, too expensive for private individuals to create, were usually an expression of religion or politics. Those cultures whose sculptures have survived in quantities include the cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean, India and China, as well as many in South America and Africa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sculpture

    skulp′tūr, n. the act of carving figures in wood, stone, &c.: carved-work: an engraving.—v.t. to carve: to form, as a piece of sculpture.—n. Sculp′tor, one who carves figures:—fem. Sculp′tress.—adj. Sculp′tūral, belonging to sculpture.—adv. Sculp′tūrally.—adjs. Sculp′tūred, carved, engraved: (bot., zool.) having elevated marks on the surface; Sculptūresque′, chiselled: clean cut: statue-like. [Fr.,—L. sculpturasculpĕre, sculptum, to carve.]

Entomology

  1. Sculpture

    the markings or pattern of impression or elevation on an elytra or other body surface.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sculpture' in Nouns Frequency: #1941

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sculpture in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sculpture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Sculpture in a Sentence

  1. Anish Kapoor:

    It has been reported in the media today that an identical sculpture has been commissioned for the town of Karamay in the Xinjiang region of China, it seems that in China today it is permissible to steal the creativity of others. I feel I must take this to the highest level and pursue those responsible in the courts.

  2. Mack Williams:

    I don't think the NAACP thinks anyone is going to sandblast that sculpture off Stone Mountain.

  3. Tom Tsuchiya:

    People can join hands with the sculpture so they can hold hands and be part of Marian's legacy, and continue Marian Spencer civil rights fight.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    A heart of stone is a sculpture? (Un cœur de pierre - Est une sculpture ?)

  5. Eric Frederickson:

    For the artist, I think he was thinking more abstractly about the sculpture and the light possibilities in The Spinning Chandelier, i'm not sure how much the social implications are in there.

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