basso rilievo


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basso rilievo

(ˈbasso riˈljevo)
n, pl -vos
(Art Terms) Italian name for bas-relief
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Noun1.basso rilievo - a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the backgroundbasso rilievo - a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief, embossment, relief - sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
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Bas-relief, or basso rilievo ("low-relief"), figures project less than half their true depth from the background.