To manipulate is to change or model by careful use of the hands; to manage shapes and forms in a space, less by additive or subtractive techniques than by moving things around.Quote: "Art is manipulation without intervention." Louise Bourgeois (1911-), French-born American sculptor. See sculpture.Related resource: Chalkboard has a section about manipulating a painting's surface with aggregates, modeling, impasto, and glazes. Chalkboard is produced by Ralph Larmann, a member of the art faculty at the University of Evansville, IN. Also see aggregate, application, contrived, craftsmanship, emboss, fold, glaze, image manipulation, impasto, manual skill, modeling, pinch, plasticity, puppet, spontaneity, and temperature.