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1The action of carving.
- ‘In massive wooden sculptures achieved by direct carving, Raoul Hague world to reveal the individuality of the trees from which they were cut.’
- ‘Indeed, he sees an intimate link between his mathematical algorithm and the art of carving.’
- ‘He was a pioneer in America of direct carving in stone and wood and in this as well as in his formal austerity he exercised a powerful influence on modern American sculpture.’
- ‘Men do a great deal of carving and sculpting in wood.’
- ‘This has enabled the use of several different techniques of carving to be identified.’
- ‘What matters most, is the quality of carving, originality and a charming subject.’
- ‘After 1922 he concentrated solely on sculpture, becoming influential in disseminating the modern technique of direct carving in the USA.’
- ‘Collectors and the general public are most familiar with Maori carving and sculpture.’
- ‘Thus all detailed carving can be done just with one knife.’
- ‘However, I've since discovered that chainsaw carving is actually quite a popular art form - you can take courses in it, buy a video about it, read up on it or watch a true artist at work.’
- ‘He said his life as a framing educator began in 1978, when Crescent Cardboard asked him to demonstrate mat carving in their booth at a trade show.’
- ‘This article reviews varied types of relationships that were formed when a kindergarten class embarked on a study of the Native Alaskan art of carving.’
- ‘Its compact, blocky style of carving seems to emphasize durability.’
- 1.1count noun An object or design carved from a hard material as an artistic work.‘a carving of an Asian elephant’mass noun ‘a table decorated with fluted carving’
sculpture, model, statue, statuette, figure, figurine, effigyView synonyms
- ‘Rare paintings, frescoes and stone carvings present a marvellous panorama to the visitor.’
- ‘Acquiring one for the exhibition was especially important as the carvings are masterpieces of the Palace Museum.’
- ‘Scholars believe that these carvings were designed for export to Europe.’
- ‘It is a room dense with ornamentation, small sculptures and carvings.’
- ‘Every corner was adorned with precious wooden and granite carvings mounted on ornate pedestals.’
- ‘Bulls are found in stone carvings as well as in the prehistoric cave paintings of the region.’
- ‘On the Southern gateway elaborate carvings showing the birth of Gautama Buddha took my breath away.’
- ‘It was made of stone, and it had carvings of sea creatures carved into the front door.’
- ‘The walls are dark wood and carvings are etched carefully into posts set around the room.’
- ‘Gilded statues and carvings adorn the walls and pilgrims come from far and wide.’
- ‘They're best known for their rock art carvings most of which is Pictish and dates from the fourth century.’
- ‘The door was engraved with carvings of dead and live roses with long stems and sharp thorns.’
- ‘Master craftsmen built some Welsh churches, and these may well have been adorned with ornate wooden carvings.’
- ‘Nigerian folk art ranges from ivory carvings to body painting to wall decoration.’
- ‘Aborigines originally used the gnarled trunks and roots of local camphor trees as a base for their carvings.’
- ‘Various artists had also exhibited their paintings and miniature carvings.’
- ‘Their exhibition features traditional and contemporary Pacific art and carvings.’
- ‘Wooden carvings of birds hang upside down from a set of wires stretched along the low ceiling.’
- ‘The carvings stem from the Byzantine period and apparently were made by monks in the fourth or fifth century.’
- ‘The gilded wooden carvings around the windows had turned brown, but now they gleam.’
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