alto relievo

Definitions of alto relievo
  1. noun
    a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
    synonyms: alto rilievo, high relief
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    Antonyms:
    bas relief, basso relievo, basso rilievo, low relief
    a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
    type of:
    embossment, relief, relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief
    sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
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