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high relief

[′hī ri¦lēf]
(graphic arts)
Sculpture projecting from the background block to the extent of at least half of the natural depth of the modeled forms.

high relief

Sculptural relief work in which the figures project more than half their thickness from the base.
See also: Relief

high relief, alto-relievo, alto-rilievo

high relief
Sculpture relief work in which the figures project more than half their thickness.
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The aid convoy comprised Red Cross vehicles, trucks transporting 1,000 food parcels, tents, 3,000 blankets, a mobile clinic, and fuel tanks, said Lebanon's High Relief Commission chief Muhammad Kheir.
16), portraying a Cleopatra-like figure in high relief, with an elephant headdress and a representation of Helios and a symbol of a crescent moon.
He designed the concrete high relief mural outside the old Three Tuns pub in Bull Yard in 1966, at a time when the City Architecture and Planning Office, led by architects Donald Gibson and Arthur Ling, commissioned an ambitious programme of public art for the city.
Using the traditional forms of teapots, plates, jars and bowls as canvas, she frequently incorporates high relief imagery along with drawings and paintings onto a majolica surface.
The Lee Co.'s Hi-Q Pressure Relief Valve is designed for applications that require both a high relief pressure and a high flow rate in a compact package.
The upmost high relief over the two doors depicts <<The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple>>.
'Areas with a combination of high relief, intense rainfall and a high population density are most likely to experience high numbers of fatal landslides,' said David Petley, the study's lead researcher.
Highest price was in the field of Oriental works of art, with a pair of 19th century Chinese carved ivory wrist rests of mirror image profusely decorated with figures in a landscape with pagodas, flowers, trees, mountains and birds in high relief on carved wooden stands selling for pounds 5,800.
This new reality is put into high relief when it comes to nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities.
The recession that began in 2008 cast employment and income problems in high relief - Oregon's jobless rate has consistently been higher than the national average, and state government, funded almost entirely by the income tax, faces chronic budget shortfalls.
One part of the canvas is crumpled into high relief, forming a vulvalike shape; elsewhere a piece of black rubber has been stitched in the shape of a spearhead, while the bottom right corner of the canvas bulges out over the edge.
* While Israeli law has long switched the country to daylight-savings time before Yom Kippur to make fasting easier, the holiday's earliness this year brought the separation-of-synagogue-and-state issue into high relief. [Religious News Service/HuffPo]

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