Sculpture in the Round

Sculpture in the round

Freestanding figures carved or molded in three dimensions.

Sculpture in the Round

 

a type of sculpture in which the figures are presented in complete three-dimensional form and are not attached to a flat background (unlike relief). The principal types of sculpture in the round are statues, busts, and sculptural groups. Sculpture in the round can be viewed either from one definite or several vantage points. It can also be seen from all sides, giving the viewer several complementary perspectives.

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Pulled away from the wall, the accumulation is transformed from cluttered furniture into a sculpture in the round, and the back of the poor man's wunderkammer suddenly becomes its face as Isabella masks the terrifying accumulation of stuff lurking immediately behind.
The following chapters explore categories of sculpture: architectural sculpture, sculpture in the round, funerary and votive reliefs, cult statues, and copies, with a concluding chapter of `odds and ends'.
The book clearly leans toward sculpture in the round.