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Glasgow sculpture index - Index of glasgow sculpture
Category: History and Culture > Index of glasgow sculpture
Date & country: 16/11/2010, SCO
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acronyms
Words made up from the initial letters of other words.

Aeneid
Vergil's epic poem on the glorious past of Rome.

Baroque
From about 1855 Baroque was the accepted term for 17th century art and design. The style is characterized by exuberance and extravagence.

caryatid
A sculptured female figure used in place of a column or pillar.

ceramics
Generic term for all types of porcelain and pottery.

cire perdue
Lost wax: a bronze-casting technique of filling the space between the core and the mould after the core's wax coating has been melted away.

corona
A hanging light formed from one or more (metal) hoops to which lamps or candles are attached.

genre
Of a particular style.

gesso
Plaster of Paris or gypsum prepared for use in painting or sculpture.

laurel
The leaves of the bay-tree used as a symbol of victory.

Maidan
The Maidan is a large public park situated in the very heart of Calcutta.

New Sculpture Movement
From about 1875 the style of British sculpture changed to one of more naturalistic modelling.

ogee
An S-shaped moulding.

relief
A sculpted or moulded design which stands out from a flat surface.

repoussé
Decoration on metal that has been hammered from the reverse side so that the design is pushed through in relief.

triptych
Painting or carving on three (hinged) panels.