plastic arts


plastic arts
n.
1. arts producing works or effects that are three-dimensional, as sculpture or ceramics
2. arts producing works to be viewed, as sculpture, architecture, painting, and the graphic arts, as distinguished from those involving writing or composing, as music or literature

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