plastic art


: art (such as sculpture or bas-relief) characterized by modeling : three-dimensional art
: visual art (such as painting, sculpture, or film) especially as distinguished from art that is written (such as poetry or music)
often used in plural

Examples of plastic art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Certain artifacts are especially vulnerable because some pioneers in plastic art didn’t always know how to mix ingredients properly, says Thea van Oosten, a polymer chemist who, until retiring a few years ago, worked for decades at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE). Sam Kean, Science | AAAS, 2 July 2021 There’s never been a better fall for fans of theater, music, and dance – not to mention connoisseurs of the plastic arts and habitués of the city’s museums. Tirdad Derakhshani,, 31 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of plastic art was in 1624

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“Plastic art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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