Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions . It is one of the plastic arts . Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone , metal , ceramics , wood and other materials but, since Modernism , there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded , or cast .
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The International Sculpture Center is proud to announce the 2017 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award will be presented to world-renowned sculptors Lynda Benglis and Tony Cragg at the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala. The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala will be held April 26, 2017 at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. Tickets are available now. To purchase tickets or join the mailing list, click here .
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)).
Sculpture has arguably been one of the most important forms of documenting the human experience throughout history. Compared to other art forms, it is extremely universal - the act of using ones hands (and/or basic sculptural tools) to craft art has been found in most ancient civilizations, ranging from the Roman Empire to the Mayan and Inca empires in the Americas, as well as isolated tribes in Polynesia and deep in the Amazon jungle.
Sculpture is a branch of the visual arts. It involves the creation of artistic objects in three dimensions-length, width, and height. The main feature of a sculpture’s design is the way its forms extend through space. Size, texture, light and shade, and color are also important design elements. A sculpture may look exactly like a person or object or may reflect shapes and forms that the artist invents.
Over 160 sculptures by iconic artists are dotted around the garden; from Aristide Maillol to Jean Dubuffet, from Marta Pan to Pierre Huyghe. The garden is also adorned by two pavilions, by Aldo van Eyck and by Gerrit Rietveld: architectural gems from the 1960s that were given a new home here.
The surroundings elicit pure enjoyment, of both sculpture and nature. Pleasantly sprawled in the grass, cosily picnicking together or running circuits; all this is possible in the sculpture garden.