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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 marble work is excellent, and each story is decorated with panels in high relief representing events in the life of Buddha, all executed in a surprisingly spirited and artistic way.
The Minister noted that the donation was distributed with the help of the High Relief Commission and the UN Refugee Agency targeting the displaced Syrians.
DRAP gives increase by 8 percent but they seek high relief from the courts.
Fatah pointed out that the High Relief Committee submitted 92 statements to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sanaa, Jamie McGoldrick, and to ambassadors of different countries, documenting violations committed by Houthi rebels in 2017, including direct seizure of aid convoys and taking hold of 250 aid convoys on their way to Taiz districts.
Marib, Yemen, 08 Rabi'I,1439 AH, 26 November,2017 , SPA -- 32 trucks carrying 791 tons of food baskets arrived today in Marib governorate to be distributed to needy families in the governorate in the next few days according to a schedule prepared in coordination with Yemeni High Relief Committee and through a local partner.
The High Relief Commission has completed preparations for the transfer of the six bodies, which arrived just before 8 p.

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