alto relievo


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Noun1.alto relievo - a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depthalto relievo - 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
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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.