sculptor

Definitions

  • a Sculptor's Studio, and Egyptian Painters At Work
    a Sculptor's Studio, and Egyptian Painters At Work
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sculptor a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix and Cetus
    • n sculptor an artist who creates sculptures
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of the four Presidents on Mount Rushmore, died a few months before the project was completed. It took him 14 years.
    • Sculptor Hence, an artist who designs works of sculpture, his first studies and his finished model being usually in a plastic material, from which model the marble is cut, or the bronze is cast.
    • Sculptor One who sculptures; one whose occupation is to carve statues, or works of sculpture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The designer of the Statue of Liberty, French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, used his wife as the model for the body and his mother as the model for the face.
    • n sculptor One who practises the art of sculpture, which includes modeling in clay or wax, casting or striking in bronze or other metal, and carving figures in stone.
    • n sculptor In astronomy, an abbreviated name now generally used for the constellation Apparatus or Officina Sculptoris (‘the sculptor's shop’), a modern constellation between Cetus and Phœnix, with no conspicuous stars.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Until the time of Michelangelo, many sculptors colored their statues, and most from ancient Greece and Rome at one time had been painted or "polychromed." Over the course of years, rain washed the colors off the marble.
    • n Sculptor one who carves figures:—fem. Sculp′tress
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Quotations

  • John Ruskin
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    “No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.”
  • Alexis Carrel
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    “Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sculptor, fr. sculpere, sculptum, to carve; cf. scalpere, to cut, carve, scratch, and Gr. to carve: cf. F. sculpteur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sculpturasculpĕre, sculptum, to carve.

Usage

In literature:

In May 1814 the Sculpture Copyright Act was passed to give protection to sculptors.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Odhise Paskal was the only notable sculptor of prewar Albania.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
He inquired if this was the estate bought by the sculptor Corbulo of Perusia for the widow of Boethius.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
In 1843 the sculptor Cortot died, and I followed his funeral on foot, as was the custom in those days.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Vasari had finished in that year the printing of his work, the Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, in Florence.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors & Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
His younger brother, GUILLAUME COUSTOU (1677-1746), was a sculptor of still greater merit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
He exalts an epoch when the painter and the sculptor had all their lessons to learn over again.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
They might serve for sculptors' models, and are well aware of it.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
The sculptor himself looked up it with pardonable approval.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
My mother had come over during the preceding Spring, to make her home in Paris with my sculptor brother Cecil and my sister.
"Confessions of an Opera Singer" by Kathleen Howard
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In poetry:

SCULPTOR
Sculpture's Whole secret:
A spirit - like a spark
In gesture caught -
"Lapidaria" by Cyprian Kamil Norwid
Guido Sebaldi the sculptor
Toil'd till his heart grew sore.
Guido Sebaldi the sculptor
Sang at his work no more.
"Guido Sebaldi" by Cicely Fox Smith
Lo! I uncover the land
Which I hid of old time in the West,
As the sculptor uncovers the statue
When he has wrought his best;
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
O thou sculptor, painter, poet!
Take this lesson to thy heart:
That is best which lieth nearest;
Shape from that thy work of art.
"By The Fireside : Gaspar Becerra" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The sweeping curve, the graceful arch,
The line so firm and free;
A skilful sculptor well might say:
"Can this teach aught to me?"
"A Snow Storm" by Thomas Frederick Young
For those the sculptor's laurelled bust,
The builder's marble piles,
The anthems pealing oer their dust
Through long cathedral aisles.
"The Two Armies" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Sculptors have portrayed its birds and beasts.
Baldwin City Council receptive to sculptors' public art proposal.
The Baldwin City Council has agreed to discuss with sculptors a proposal to create statues in downtown Baldwin City or its parks.
In this Monday, Aug 7, 2012, photo, sculptor Pete Moran poses in his studio space at the Yaw Art Center on the SJ Campus in Sitka , Alaska.
Dustin Shuler, Sculptor Known Best for ' Spindle ,' Dies at 61.
Sculptor's Ordeal With Steel: It's Pretty but Temperamental .
Bronze male torso by sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov.
Sculptor shares vision for activist's tribute.
At 86, Barnstone remains one of Houston's premier freedom fighters—and sculptors.
Painters, sculptors, dance and music are thriving despite economyThe Arts.
IN EFFECT UNTIL DEC 10, 6:00 p.m. Local sculptor Preston Farabow searches for scrap metal at Gerdau on Saturday.
Huxley sculptor inspired by innocence of youth.
Internationally Renowned Ice Sculptor Behind Canal Park Ice Bar.
View full size Main Street Oregon City Sculptor Lee Kelly cuts steel for one of his projects.
Chicago sculptor Nick Cave's "soundsuits," which have generated buzz in the art world, will be displayed at the Taubman Museum of Art.
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In science:

This supports the evidence that the Sculptor Group has a filament-like structure (Jerjen et al. 1998) with a large depth extension in the line of sight.
The Araucaria Project: The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 247 from Cepheid Variables Discovered in a Wide-Field
Shetrone et al. (2003) measured the Mn abundances of a dozen individual red giant stars in the Sculptor, Fornax, Carina and Leo I dSphs.
Manganese evolution in Omega Centauri: a clue to the cluster formation mechanisms?
Additionally, agreement between different investigators regarding the proper motions for Ursa Minor (Scholz & Irwin 1994; Piatek et al. 2005) and Sculptor (Piatek et al. 2006; Walker et al. 2008) is poor.
Mass estimators in the Gaia era
Clearly both Carina and Sculptor exhibit a range of abundance variation within their stellar population, and there are also interesting difference between the two galaxies.
Observational Evidence for Galaxy Evolution in the Local Group
WC/WN ratio for Local Group and Sculptor Group spiral (squares) and irregular galaxies (circles) versus oxygen content.
Gemini observations of Wolf-Rayet Stars in the Local Group Starburst Galaxy IC10
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