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Sculptures


  • Three-dimensional works of art in which images and forms are produced in relief, in intaglio, or in the round.

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    • Sculptures
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    • Carvings
    • Statues
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    • found: LCSH, October 24, 2016(Sculpture; UF Stonework, Decorative; BT Art; RT Bas-relief; Statues; many NTs with style, theme, or material modifiers, e.g., Alabaster sculpture; Animal sculpture; Buddhist sculpture; Butter sculpture)
    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, October 24, 2016(sculpture (visual works); UF sculptures (visual works); NOTE Three-dimensional works of art in which images and forms are produced in relief, in intaglio, or in the round. The term refers particularly to art works created by carving or engraving a hard material, by molding or casting a malleable material (which usually then hardens), or by assembling parts to create a three-dimensional object. It is typically used to refer to large or medium-sized objects made of stone, wood, bronze, or another metal. Small objects are typically referred to as "carvings" or another appropriate term. "Sculpture" refers to works that represent tangible beings, objects, or groups of objects, or are abstract works that have defined edges and boundaries and can be measured. As three-dimensional works become more diffused in space or time, or less tangible, use appropriate specific terms, such as "mail art" or "environmental art.")
    • found: Merriam-Webster online dictionary, October 24, 2016(sculpture: a piece of art that is made by carving or molding clay, stone, metal, etc.; the process or art of carving or molding clay, stone, metal, etc., into a sculpture)
    • found: Thesaurus for graphic materials, October 24, 2016(Sculpture; UF Carvings; Statues; Scope Note: Primarily for representations of figures in the round, sculptured or modeled out of some solid substance, such as wood, stone, marble, or wax. Includes statues and indoor and outdoor sculpture of all kinds. Search under MODELING (SCULPTURE), STONE CARVING and WOOD CARVING for activities. Search also under the subdivision --STATUES used with names of persons (Appendix B).; NT Abstract sculpture; Architectural sculpture; Bas-reliefs; Death masks; etc.; RT Buddhas; Carving; Maquettes; Modeling (Sculpture); Monuments & memorials; Sculpture gardens; Stone carving; Cataloger's Note: When a sculpture and a structure of which it is an integral part are depicted, double index under the appropriate heading; e.g. MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS.)
  • General Notes

    • Three-dimensional works of art in which images and forms are produced in relief, in intaglio, or in the round.
  • Change Notes

    • 2017-11-13: new
    • 2019-01-23: revised
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