carving

   The technique of cutting and abrading the surface of a block of material to shape it into a particular form. Among the materials appropriate for carving in schools include clay, chalk, plaster, soft salt blocks, artificial sandstone, bar soap, and wax. Also see subtractive, assemblage, construction, dent, detritus, erasure, fragment, hollow carving, kerf, mark, misericord, modeling, sculpture, solvent, statue, stress, and the names of materials typically carved, such as alabaster, limestone, marble, and wood.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

Synonyms:
(in wood or ivory)


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Carving — can mean*Bone carving *Chip carving *EQ carving, an application of equalization in audio mixing *Gourd carving *Ice carving *Ivory carving *Meat carving *Rock carving *Skiing or snowboarding carving style, defined by a type of S turn. *Stone… …   Wikipedia

  • Carving — Carv ing, n. 1. The act or art of one who carves. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material. Carving in wood. Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 3. The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carving — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Carving es un tipo de esquíes parabólicos que ha reemplazado a los rectos tradicionales. Ventajas Este tipo de esquíes permite acelerar el aprendizaje. Su diseño es en forma de parabola, mas ancho en los extremos que …   Wikipedia Español

  • carving — /ˈkarvin(g), ingl. ˈkɑːvɪŋ/ [vc. ingl. dal v. to carve, intagliare, incidere] s. m. inv. (di sci) sciancrato …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • carving — ► NOUN ▪ an object or design carved from wood or stone as a work of art …   English terms dictionary

  • carving — [kär′viŋ] n. 1. the work or art of a person who carves 2. a carved figure or design …   English World dictionary

  • Carving — Skifahrer beim Carven, Carving Spuren im Schnee Carving Entwicklung, Unterschied Driften/Carven …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • carving — [[t]kɑ͟ː(r)vɪŋ[/t]] carvings 1) N COUNT: oft n N A carving is an object or a design that has been cut out of a material such as stone or wood. ...a wood carving of a human hand. 2) N UNCOUNT: usu n N Carving is the art of carving objects, or of… …   English dictionary

  • Carving — Car|ving 〈[ vıŋ] n. 15; unz.; Sp.〉 das Carven [engl.] * * * Car|ving [ ka:ɐ̯vɪŋ], das; [s] [engl. carving, zu: to carve = (ein)schnitzen, (ein)kerben (die Kante des Skis schneidet wie ein Messer in den Schnee ein)]: (beim Ski u. Snowboardfahren)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • carving */ — UK [ˈkɑː(r)vɪŋ] / US [ˈkɑrvɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms carving : singular carving plural carvings an object, pattern, or piece of writing made by cutting stone or wood a beautiful wooden carving …   English dictionary

  • Carving — Carve Carve (k[aum]rv), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carved} (k[aum]rvd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Carving}.] [AS. ceorfan to cut, carve; akin to D. kerven, G. kerben, Dan. karve, Sw. karfva, and to Gr. gra fein to write, orig. to scratch, and E. graphy. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.