Definition of High relief

1. Noun. A sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth.

Exact synonyms: Alto Relievo, Alto Rilievo
Generic synonyms: Embossment, Relief, Relievo, Rilievo, Sculptural Relief
Antonyms: Low Relief

Definition of High relief

1. Noun. (sculpture) A form of classical sculpture in which forms extend from the background by at least half of their depth. ¹

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high relief (current term)
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Literary usage of High relief

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Connoisseur by Town, Bonnell Thornton, George Colman (1904)
"A plant-pot, the design white in high relief, Cupid Sacrificing, on solid olive-green jasper, seems to be about the same period, as well as a very graceful ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"Augsburg to a German emperor, it is a wonderful example of the delicate chasing in high relief of the German artificers of that period ; it is covered with ..."

3. Egypt: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1902)
"Figure in high-relief of a man holding his left hand before his breast. — PI. ... A) is a recess with six figures in high-relief. On the E.Wall^ at PI. i, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The most important work of this class is in the new sacristy of the cathedral of Florence; on the panels of this cupboard is a carving in high relief of ..."

5. Greek Sculpture: Its Spirit and Principles by Edmund von Mach (1903)
"The technique of high relief is by far the simpler. The bulk of the figures, in so far as they are detached from the background, is almost the same as in ..."

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