plastic art


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

Examples of plastic art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "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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“Plastic art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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