relievo


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Related to relievo: basso relievo, rilievo

re·lie·vo

 (rĭ-lē′vō)
n. pl. re·lie·vos
See relief.

[Italian rilievo; see bas-relief.]

relievo

(rɪlˈjeɪvəʊ; rɪˈliːvəʊ)
n, pl -vos
(Art Terms) another name for relief9
[from Italian, literally: raised work]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relievo - sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding backgroundrelievo - sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
alto relievo, alto rilievo, high relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
bas relief, basso relievo, basso rilievo, low relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
half-relief, mezzo-relievo, mezzo-rilievo - a sculptural relief between low relief and high relief
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
References in classic literature ?
As regards one of these foibles, I should not even have mentioned it in this history but for the remarkable prominency - the extreme alto relievo - in which it jutted out from the plane of his general disposition.
Replicas of Vincent Van Gogh's famous paintings to be presented at the exclusive regional launch of the newly created Van Gogh Museum Relievo exhibition.
And hence it appears, that Shellwork partakes of the Nature of Painting, if not of Statuary; imitating not only by Colours, but a full Relievo.