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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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Her Dark Blue Bowl with Oranges in this show has the oranges in high relief fairly bursting off the surface with a life-giving energy.
Four strings set over hard bottom were lost in the first four months of fishing; each lost string was set over medium or high relief.
The increasing use of social media throws communities into high relief.
In his own words, "Figures such as Rodrigo de Figueredo, Francesco Brancati, Jose Moneteiro and Etienne Faber--men who ploughed the fertile mission fields of the lower Yangzi valley, the coastal areas of Fujian, and the Yellow River basin in Shaanxi and Shanxi--appear in high relief, an elevation usually granted only to the likes of Matteo Ricci, Johann Adam Schall and Ferdinand Verbiest" (19-20).
In high relief, with elements that flow like rolling waves and spill out, like the waterfall, onto the floor, the niche sculptures also incorporate some very engaging sea and land creatures in stoneware: among them, a turtle in Galapagos, a pelican and the symbolic lamb in The Seashore, and a monkey and alligator in Beside the River.
The newfound parallels between baboons and humans bring the long history of conflict between parasite and host into high relief.
Using flat panels of deodar wood, Hunzai has done carvings in varying degrees, producing variety from slight to high relief.
Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens famously designed a double eagle $20 gold coin in 1907 that is widely considered beautiful by numismatists, or coin collectors, but the high relief of the design made it impossible to stack the coins and a lower-relief design was subsequently issued, according to Worcester lawyer and collector Matthew F.
The shifting moods of the finale were shown in high relief especially Mozart's final joke, in the style of his beloved Haydn, where the player seems to be seeking for a final dramatic loud cadence, only to end quietly without a flourish.
New Scientist magazine reported: "As the mantle cooled, land would have gradually appeared as the oceans became deeper and regions of high relief on the continental crust formed.
Four reefs were high relief ([greater than or equal to] 1.
THE McCain Obama battle has certainly thrown getting older into high relief.

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