Sculptor

DEFINITION

One who produces sculptures. Tanagra sculptors were called "coraplasters" (in Greek, cora is a girl, plastein means to sculpt), as they were particularly drawn to representing women. Nearly all of the earlier figurines represented deities. Another archaic synonym for sculptor is statuary.Quotes: "I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet." Aristide Maillol (1861-1944), French sculptor, in Maillol, by Waldemar George. "The conditions you need to be a good goalkeeper are exactly the same conditions you need to be a good sculptor! You must have a very god connection, in both professions, with form and space." Edouardo Chillida (1924-2002), Chilean sculptor, in an exhibition catalogue for Hayward Gallery, 1990.Also see art careers, form, Pygmalion, space, and statue.

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