plastic art

Definitions of plastic art
  1. noun
    the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture
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    examples:
    Colossus of Rhodes
    a huge bronze statue of the sun god Helios that was built around 285 BC and that stood beside the harbor entrance on the island of Rhodes for about 50 years before it was toppled by an earthquake
    Statue of Liberty
    a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay
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    sculpture
    a three-dimensional work of plastic art
    bronze
    a sculpture made of bronze
    bust
    a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
    carving
    a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
    marble
    a sculpture carved from marble
    mobile
    sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
    clay sculpture, modeling, mold, molding, mould, moulding
    sculpture produced by molding
    embossment, relief, relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief
    sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
    stabile
    a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support
    statue
    a sculpture representing a human or animal
    type of:
    art, fine art
    the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
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