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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.
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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
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high′ relief′


n.
sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
Abed Araqib Fateh, Yemen's minister of local administration and chairman of the High Relief Committee, thanked the Saudi king and crown prince for their continuous support for humanitarian work in Yemen, and for caring about all those in need there.
The bloc also praised the fact that the High Relief Committee, under the guidance of Prime Minister Hariri, hurried to help the people who were affected by the fire that broke out in a market over the Abu Ali River in Tripoli.
The representative of the World Food Program in Aden signed a memorandum of delivery of the date shipment, in the presence of the General Coordinator of the Yemeni High Relief Committee Jamal Al-Faqih and the representative of the Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia.
'I have crafted mostly Allah's name in Islamic calligraphy format using high relief sculptures of fibreglass as my medium with antique rusty copper effect.'
Last week, Chairman of Yemen's High Relief Committee Abdel-Raqib Fatah accused the Houthi militia of planting mines and explosive devices around the United Nations (UN) food storages in the coastal province of Hudaydah.
Your historical selves, her White self and your Black self are in high relief, inescapable except maybe in those private times you're both laughing at the tumbled laundry, the moody rain your Black self skidding in the mud same way as her White self drenched from the sweaty humidity broken by a shower.

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