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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.
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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.
The SE corner has high relief and is relatively unexplored.
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.
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.

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