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Sculpture in the round

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sculpture in the round sculpture giving the full form, as of man; statuary, distinguished from relief.
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Usage

In literature:

There is no permissible failure in bas-relief, any more than in sculpture in the round, and its difficulties are far greater.
"Artist and Public" by Kenyon Cox
Note the fret-like sculpture round the basement, and the name of the saint (imperfect) in carved capitals.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
Her features and arms were of the sculptured roundness of marble, but the reflection of the roses bathed her in the warm hue of life.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
Minerva no longer has her spear; and the ravens, which nestled in the sculptures of the frieze, whirl round her, and bite at her helmet.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
In the Parthenon a continuous band of sculpture ran round the exterior of the cell, near the top of the wall.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
But sculpture in the round has not this licence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
The two which are here are sculptured in the round out of one block of marble.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
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In news:

The sculptural process is loosely defined as: The art of carving, modeling, or otherwise producing works of art which are three dimensional, such as would be a relief, an intaglio, or a sculpture-in-the-round.
The sculptural process is loosely defined as: The art of carving, modeling, or otherwise producing works of art which are three dimensional, such as would be a relief, an intaglio, or a sculpture -in-the-round.
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