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Plastic arts are those visual arts that involve the use of materials that can be moulded or modulated in some way, often in three dimensions. Examples are clay, paint and plaster.

The plastic arts may refer to:


Materials that can be carved or shaped, such as stone or wood, concrete or steel, are also included in this definition, since, with appropriate tools, such materials are also capable of modulation.

This use of the term "plastic" in the arts should not be confused with Piet Mondrian's use, nor with the movement he termed, in French and English, "Neoplasticism."



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