relievo


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re·lie·vo

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

[Italian rilievo; see bas-relief.]
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relievo

(rɪlˈjeɪvəʊ; rɪˈliːvəʊ)
n, pl -vos
(Art Terms) another name for relief9
[from Italian, literally: raised work]
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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
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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.
Versions of "relalio" (also known as "rallyoh", "relievo" and "alleyoh) and "kick the can" are still played.
This isn't the first time Van Gogh and his works are gracing the UAE - the troubled artist's Self Portrait is currently on display at the Louvre, Abu Dhabi on loan from France's Muse d'Orsay, and 3D-print copies of Van Gogh's works were on display at Fairmont The Palm in 2015 as part of The Relievo Collection .
Round the white circlet in relievo bold A Serpent twines his scaly length in gold; And brightly pencil'd on the enamel'd sphere Live the fair trophies of the passing year.
What's immediately striking here is the evidence of how determinedly the museum markets Van Gogh: walking into the bright atrium, I spot giant 'Ear Chairs' emblazoned with Wheatfield with Crows, what looks like a Sunflowers skateboard in a display case, and 'Relievo' versions of The Harvest, Almond Blossom and other works, three-dimensional prints that replicate the surface texture of Van Gogh's paintings.