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  1. sculpturesnoun

    Third-person singular simple present of sculpture.

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  1. sculptures

    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.

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  1. sculptures

    The carved decorations of the head, stern, and quarter of an old ship-of-war. Also, the copper plates which "adorned" the former books of voyages and travels.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sculptures in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sculptures in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sculptures in a Sentence

  1. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni:

    Motivated by financial gain, publicity and self promotion, Elgin deployed illegal and untoward measures to extract from Greece the Sculptures of the Parthenon and a plethora of other antiquities in a blatant act of serial theft.

  2. Wilfredo Santos:

    We bought four (as sculptures) because of the curiosity they arouse.

  3. Keyana Tahmaseb:

    I love being able to do all these different things within one project, i hate saying I'm a photographer sometimes, because I feel like I'm more than that. Painting on people, they become my sculptures.

  4. Antonis Samaras:

    The Parthenon and its sculptures have been looted. The value of the sculptures is priceless, we Greeks identify with our history and culture, which cannot be fragmented, loaned or bestowed.

  5. Yotin Lopnikorn:

    When I was young, I always came to meet friends at the elephant sculptures in front of the main building to play there.

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