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Definition of Sculpture


  1. 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. Carved work modeled of, or cut upon, wood, stone, metal, etc.
  3. To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave.

Sculpture Quotations

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
Frank Zappa

I'm a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to always be nice, always smiling, always happy, that's not real. It was like I was wearing a mask. I was becoming this perfectly chiselled sculpture, and that was bad. That took a long time to understand.
Alicia Keys

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
Pablo Picasso

Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.

Writing nonfiction is more like sculpture, a matter of shaping the research into the finished thing. Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolors. Every stroke you put down you have to go with. Of course you can rewrite, but the original strokes are still there in the texture of the thing.
Joan Didion
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Sculpture Translations

sculpture in Dutch is uithouwen, beeldhouwen, uithakken
sculpture in French is sculpture
sculpture in Spanish is escultura
sculpture in Swedish is skulptut, skulptera, skulptur
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