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Sculptural relief in which the modeled forms project from the background by at least half their depth. Also called alto-relievo.
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(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
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sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background.
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|Noun||1.||high 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
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