sculp·​tur·​al | \ ˈskəlp-chə-rəl How to pronounce sculptural (audio) , ˈskəlp-shrəl \

Definition of sculptural

1 : of or relating to sculpture
2 : resembling sculpture : sculpturesque

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Other Words from sculptural

sculpturally adverb

Examples of sculptural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sets, designed by Sabine Theunissen, deploy sculptural accumulations of junk to render the locales where Wozzeck experiences successive humiliations: a captain’s quarters, a doctor’s laboratory, a tavern garden, a soldiers’ barracks. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "Operatic Shows of Force," 6 Jan. 2020 Sort of sculptural metals and paper mache earrings. Lulu Graham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Outfit Dissecting With Emma Holland," 13 Dec. 2019 This unlikely sanctuary, set in a flood plain and open this week to the public, has bamboo groves and koi ponds and sinuous gravel paths ornamented with sculptural bronze animalia by the French artist Francois-Xavier Lalanne and his wife Claude. New York Times, "The $120,000 Banana Wins Art Basel," 6 Dec. 2019 Together, these parts form a sculptural whole that evokes Willis even though the two buildings’ structural systems are quite different. Blair Kamin,, "Column: Near South’s new giant gets it right by doing architecture the Chicago Way," 6 Dec. 2019 Encounters with both works - the Laocoon sculptural group and the Battle of Cascina (which became a universal catalogue of male sculptural poses and physical contortions) - had a deep impact on the young artist. Philip Kennicott, Houston Chronicle, "This 16-century Spanish sculptor changed how his country looked at religious art," 11 Dec. 2019 The Glossy Bamboo vase from Middle Kingdom is sculptural and sleek; inspired by ancient Chinese porcelain, these shiny containers looks especially good when a few are grouped together. NBC News, "A splash of color can refresh the kitchen without a remodel," 28 Oct. 2019 Congratulations to local Dayton potter Becky Behre whose sculptural and botanical pottery are featured at the Horse Spirit Arts Gallery in Savage Mill. Lisa Peklo,, "Fall Festival at Marriottsville church featuring food, music, autumn activities, prizes," 19 Sep. 2019 Aguilar fought that rejection, creating a unique place for her figure, proving the aesthetic and sculptural possibilities of the obese body as no one has done before or since. Lori Waxman,, "A Laura Aguilar retrospective gives turns an eye to her beautiful views of people outside the mainstream," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of sculptural

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sculptural was in 1796

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13 Jan 2020

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“Sculptural.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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