Sculpture

  • 1 Sculpture — • In the widest sense of the term, sculpture is the art of representing in bodily form men, animals, and other objects in stone, bronze, ivory, clay and similar materials Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sculpture     Sculpture …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 SCULPTURE — LORSQUE, dans les débuts de la civilisation occidentale, Aristote se demande ce que sont les choses naturelles et artificielles, de quoi elles sont composées, et qu’il édifie alors la théorie des quatre causes (matérielle, formelle, efficiente,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Sculpture — en ronde bosse. David de Michel Ange La sculpture est une activité artistique qui consiste à concevoir et réaliser des formes en volume, en relief, soit en ronde bosse, en haut relief, en bas relief, par modelage, par taille directe, par soudure… …

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  • 4 sculpture — Sculpture. s. m. L art de sculper. Il s addonne à la sculpture. il excelle dans la sculpture. Il se prend aussi, pour L ouvrage du sculpteur. La sculpture de ce portrait est fort belle. on a payé tant pour la sculpture de cet autel. cette frise… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 sculpture — [skulp′chər] n. [ME < L sculptura < sculptus, pp. of sculpere: see SCULPTOR] 1. the art of carving wood, chiseling stone, casting or welding metal, molding clay or wax, etc. into three dimensional representations, as statues, figures, forms …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Sculpture — Sculp ture (?; 135), n. [L. sculptura: cf. F. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 sculpture — ► NOUN 1) the art of making three dimensional figures and shapes, especially by carving stone or wood or casting metal. 2) a work of such a kind. ► VERB 1) make or represent by sculpture. 2) (sculptured) formed or shaped as if by sculpture,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 sculpture — late 14c., from L. sculptura sculpture, from pp. stem of sculpere to carve, engrave, back formation from compounds such as exculpere, from scalpere to carve, cut, from PIE root * (s)kel to cut, cleave …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 Sculpture — Sculp ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sculptured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sculpturing}.] To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave. [1913 Webster] {Sculptured tortoise} (Zo[ o]l.), a common North American… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 sculpture — index contour (shape) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 sculpture — sculpture, sculpt, sculp *carve, chisel, engrave, incise, etch Analogous words: shape, fashion, form (see MAKE): depict, portray, *represent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 sculpture — [v] form a three dimensional art object carve, cast, chisel, cut, engrave, fashion, hew, model, mold, sculp, sculpt, shape; concepts 137,174,184 …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 sculpture — sculptural, adj. sculpturally, adv. /skulp cheuhr/, n., v., sculptured, sculpturing. n. 1. the art of carving, modeling, welding, or otherwise producing figurative or abstract works of art in three dimensions, as in relief, intaglio, or in the… …

    Universalium

  • 14 Sculpture — Sculptor redirects here. For the constellation, see Sculptor (constellation). For other uses, see Sculpture (disambiguation). The Dying Gaul, a Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic work of the late 3rd century BCE Capitoline Museums, Rome …

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  • 15 sculpture —    Contemporary British sculpture is informed by two major ideas: the response to the work of the ‘new generation’ of the early 1960s, and the dominance of a handful of London art schools, including St Martins, the Royal College of Art and… …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • 16 SCULPTURE — The Biblical and Talmudic Periods Within the general context of the problem of representational art among the Jews in antiquity, sculpture, together with medals and seals , was in a special category. The Bible (Ex. 20:4) forbade the graven image… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 17 sculpture — (skul tu r ; Palsgrave, au XVIe siècle, p. 23, écrit scoulpture, et prononce scouture) s. f. 1°   Le travail du sculpteur. •   Et quant à la sculpture, est ce que, hors de la main des Grecs, quelqu un l a jamais vue vivante ?, POUSSIN. Lett. 7… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 SCULPTURE — s. f. L art de sculpter. Il s adonne à la sculpture. Il excelle dans la sculpture. Un chef d oeuvre de sculpture. La sculpture antique. La sculpture moderne. La sculpture en marbre, en pierre, en bois.   Il signifie aussi, L ouvrage du sculpteur …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 19 sculpture — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ abstract, figurative ▪ ancient, classical, modern ▪ relief ▪ The frieze shows ancient Greek relief sculpture at its most inventive …

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  • 20 sculpture —    The outcome of the Civil War led to the official encouragement of a pseudo imperial style in the visual arts, including sculpture, where religious and academicist works predominated. Nevertheless, artists such as Angel Ferrant and Antoni… …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture


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