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low relief

[′lō ri′lēf]
(graphic arts)
Sculpture having only a slight projection. Also known as bas-relief.

low relief

Same as bas relief.
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The north-eastern part of this area is a plateau at an elevation of ~740 m with low relief landforms draining northwards to the Mongarlowe and Shoalhaven Rivers (in the eastern half) or westwards and southwards to Araluen Creek (in the western half).
Provenance: Low silisiclastic contents in the green sandstone indicate a distant or low relief source, but the presence of the glauconitic sandstone suggests intermittent influxes of coarse silisiclastic material, possibly by turbidity current (Plates 7 and 8).
This is because Tibet is arid with low relief and little erosion so rocks are not readily exhumed.
Since low reliefs are usually made on tiles, a method is used to cut out the low relief from the tile or slab and to convert it to an upstanding relief sculpture.
This method is particularly useful on low relief flood plains like the Mekong delta which is profiled in this text.
Behind him, standing tall and intent is Science, and to his left, in a low relief, is a child suggesting the future student of science.
I explain that although this sculpture is a low relief, it is a sculpture nevertheless since it has the third dimension, which is depth.
"Although most artists claim their art is purely unique, my ability to incorporate collage technique, oil painting and low relief allows me to fashion conceptual pieces that are both curious and distinctive.
PET Engineering managed to produce a design which had all of these characteristics, thanks to the careful and measured use of a blown layer in low relief over the whole height of the bottle.
Then, students sculpted each piece by adding textures and low relief, building images out from the clay.
The valves offer quiet, stable operation and low relief valve hysteresis.
He writes that: "It is plausible that the funeral containers, made of coarse-grained sandstone boulders, were cut into shape with basalt adzes or scrapers and dug out with basalt gouges." He also mentions the designs: "Only two of the containers surveyed so far show any kind of decoration, incised or in low relief" ("two" containers is a misinterpretation).

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