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Relievo   Listen

Sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background.  Synonyms: embossment, relief, rilievo, sculptural relief.

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"Relievo" Quotes from Famous Books

... Ned, "he's turning the tune; don't you perceive that he's snoring 'God save the King,' in the key of bass relievo?" ...
— The Ned M'Keown Stories - Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of - William Carleton, Volume Three • William Carleton

... esthetic phenomena may be classed as relieved and flat. Figures or patterns of a relievo nature arise during construction as a result of the intersections and other more complex relations—the bindings—of the warp and woof or of inserted or applied elements. Flat or surface features are manifested in color, either in unison with or independent of the relieved details. Such is the ...
— A Study Of The Textile Art In Its Relation To The Development Of Form And Ornament • William H. Holmes

Words linked to "Relievo" :   basso rilievo, low relief, sculpture, basso relievo, half-relief, bas relief, high relief, mezzo-rilievo, alto rilievo

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