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high relief

n.
Sculptural relief in which the modeled forms project from the background by at least half their depth. Also called alto-relievo.

high relief

n
(Art Terms) relief in which forms and figures stand out from the background to half or more than half of their natural depth. Also called: alto-relievo

high′ relief′


n.
sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.high relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depthhigh relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief, embossment, relief - sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
bas relief, basso relievo, basso rilievo, low relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
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On the top of the churchyard wall is a tombstone, on which are cut in high relief, two ravens, or such-like birds.
A sudden flare of the fire threw the grotesque figure into high relief, and Tarzan recognized her as Momaya, the mother of Tibo.
The cap'n's been ridin' the devil's own pace," said Dalton the coachman, whose person stood out in high relief as he smoked his pipe against the stable wall, when John brought up Rattler.
The lid of the soup-tureen drew a momentary glance from Genestas; he noticed that it was surmounted by a group of vegetables in high relief, skilfully colored after the manner of Bernard Palissy, the celebrated sixteenth century craftsman.
Certain splashes of white show in high relief upon his dirty face, and he scrapes his one eyebrow with the handle of the brush.
It has, also, a crucifixion in high relief, in a cellar, with a sun of gilded wood.
The shipment will be handed to Yemen's High Relief Committee (HRC) to be distributed to the Yemeni people to alleviate their suffering, he added.
First, find some state water wrecks with a high relief, relative to the depth, such as these.
He pointed out the efforts of the government and the High Relief Committeein providing the basic needs of citizens in all areas, especially in the northern countryside of Homs, affirming that the government is cooperating with international organizations to provide all citizens' needs in all Syrian areas.
IOM in cooperation with the High Relief Commission profiled and registered Lebanese returnees from Syria in 2013 and a second round of registration began recently.
In a press conference held in Al Mukalla on Tuesday, Mohammad Al Amoudi, the deputy head of branch of High Relief Committee (HRC), said that the province has not received any aid from Riyadh despite hosting more than 50,000 people from Aden.
Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University Professor Richard Sambrook said: "Peter Greste's arrest, with others from Al Jazeera, threw into high relief the risks run by journalists reporting from volatile countries.

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