Base

DEFINITION

Also called plinth. The base is what the sculpture is attached, fixed or mounted on. A block (of any shape or dimension and material placed between a sculpture and its pedestal). These terms can all be confused as a pedestal is also defined as a base or foundation!<br><br>A plinth or podium on which a sculpture is exhibited, or the portion of a sculpture on which its weight rests. The stepped base of a Greek temple is called a crepidoma. "Base" might also refer to the vehicle or medium carrying a paint&#39;s pigments. Do not confuse this with a solvent. Also see column, foot, ground, niche, pedestal, pier, and pilaster, along with the names of the types of works which might have bases, and the names of materials of which they might be made.

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