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Sculpture

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Sculpture is any three-dimensional form created as an artistic expression.

Sculpting is the art of assembling or shaping an object. It may be of any size and of any suitable material.


A tree sculpture at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England. This was sculpted with a chain saw from a standing tree, which was diseased and due to be felledEnlarge

A tree sculpture at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England. This was sculpted with a chain saw from a standing tree, which was diseased and due to be felled

Table of contents
1 Traditional materials
2 Contemporary materials
3 Forms
4 Sculptors
5 Greenfield Products Pty Ltd v. Rover-Scott Bonnar Ltd
6 Nudity
7 Related topics
8 External links

Traditional materials

Traditional sculpting materials are:

Contemporary materials

Other materials used in
modern and contemporary sculpture include:

A sculpture: Enlarge

A sculpture: "Mother with child

In his late writings, Joan Miró even proposed that some day sculptures might be made of gases; see gas sculpture.

Perhaps the least elitist of these media is sand, as it is used by young and old to create sand castles.

Forms

Some of the forms of sculpture are:

Perhaps the majority of public art is sculpture.

Sculptors

Sculptors include the Classical Greek masters, through Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance masters, to modern sculptors such as Henry Moore and Felix de Weldon.
See also: List of sculptors

Greenfield Products Pty Ltd v. Rover-Scott Bonnar Ltd

The
Australian copyright case of Greenfield Products Pty Ltd v. Rover-Scott Bonnar Ltd (1990) 17 IPR 417 is authority for the proposition that a thing not intended to be a sculpture is not a sculpture. This seems contrary to some famous examples of sculpture, including Marcel Duchamp's 1917 sculpture consisting of a porcelain urinal lying on its back, entitled "Fountain", and Carl Andre's sculpture "Equivalent III" exhibited in the Tate Gallery in 1978, consisting of bricks stacked in a rectangle.

Nudity

Nude sculptures are more common and accepted than public nudity of real people.

Related topics

External links