plastic art

noun

Definition of plastic art 

1 : art (such as sculpture or bas-relief) characterized by modeling : three-dimensional art

2 : 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

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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, Philly.com, "An explosion of arts in Philly with four major festivals: Fringe, Monument Lab, O17 and Parkway 100," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of plastic art

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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