- 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 round.
- such works of art collectively.
- an individual piece of such work.
- to carve, model, weld, or otherwise produce (a piece of sculpture).
- to produce a portrait or image of in this way; represent in sculpture.
- Physical Geography. to change the form of (the land surface) by erosion.
- to work as a sculptor.
Origin of sculpture
Examples from the Web for sculpture
Her very first sculpture, a metallic chrome unicorn aptly titled “Space Oracle,” sits on a pedestal directly in front.The Tiniest Jackson Pollock
November 5, 2014
Now, Borkson and Sandoval have created a Rorschach-esq sculpture.New York City’s New Mystery Art Piece
September 22, 2014
He emerges, barely, pared to his essence, like a sculpture hacked from ice.Haruki Murakami's Weird, Wonderful World
August 15, 2014
“Most of the time, the body language was very violent towards the sculpture,” Adicéam said.Pharrell’s ‘GIRLS’ Exhibit Stars...Pharrell?
May 29, 2014
Historical photographs on view in the exhibition show a crazy quilt of painting and sculpture.The Most Wanted Warhol: A Scandal at the 1964 World’s Fair
April 25, 2014
Machinery is a triumph of handicraft as truly as sculpture and architecture.
They blamed me for everything—for my painting, my sculpture, and my health.
I have ten pictures and eight pieces of sculpture on exhibition.
Discouraged and disgusted with the theatre, my passion for sculpture increased.
I then decided to take a studio and devote myself to sculpture.
- the art of making figures or designs in relief or the round by carving wood, moulding plaster, etc, or casting metals, etc
- works or a work made in this way
- ridges or indentations as on a shell, formed by natural processes
- the gradual formation of the landscape by erosion
- (also intr) to carve, cast, or fashion (stone, bronze, etc) three dimensionally
- to portray (a person, etc) by means of sculpture
- to form in the manner of sculpture, esp to shape (landscape) by erosion
- to decorate with sculpture
Word Origin and History for sculpture
late 14c., from Latin sculptura "sculpture," from past participle stem of sculpere "to carve, engrave," back-formation from compounds such as exculpere, from scalpere "to carve, cut," from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut, cleave" (see scale (n.1)).