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Sculptures are works of art in three dimensions. It can be made out of many different materials : stones (limestone, marble, alabaster...), metals such as bronze or silver, wood, clay, plaster or even bone. Techniques can consist in progressively adding material or removing it – using chisels - or casting it in a mold.

In most cultures through the ages, wooden or stone statues have occupied a prominent place, particularly for religious representations.

Among the most famous sculptors in art history are Michelangelo and Rodin.