Plastic arts

Plastic arts are those visual arts that involve the use of materials that can be moulded or modulated in some way, often in three dimensions. Examples are clay, paint and plaster.

The plastic arts may refer to:

Materials that can be carved or shaped, such as stone or wood, concrete or steel, are also included in this definition, since, with appropriate tools, such materials are also capable of modulation.

This use of the term "plastic" in the arts should not be confused with Piet Mondrian's use, nor with the movement he termed, in French and English, "Neoplasticism."

Further reading

  • Barnes, A.C., The Art in Painting, 3rd edition,1937,Harcourt,Brace & World, Inc., NY
  • Bukumirovic, D. (1998). Maga Magazinović. Biblioteka Fatalne srpkinje knj. br. 4. Beograd: Narodna knj.
  • Gerón, C. (2000). Enciclopedia de las artes plásticas dominicanas: 1844-2000. 4th ed. Dominican Republic s.n.
  • Fazenda, M. J. (1997). Between the pictorial and the expression of ideas: the plastic arts and literature in the dance of Paula Massano. N.p.
  • Laban, R. V. (1976). The language of movement: a guidebook to choreutics. Boston: Plays
  • Laban, R.v. (1974). Effort: economy in body movement. 2d ed. Boston: Plays, inc
  • La Farge, O. (1930). Plastic prayers: dances of the Southwestern Indians. N.p.
  • Restany, P. (1974). Plastics in arts. Paris, New York: N.p
  • University of Pennsylvania. (1969). Plastics and new art. Philadelphia: The Falcon Pr.

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