bas-relief


bas-relief
/bah'ri leef", bas'-; bah"ri leef', bas"-/, n.
relief sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background. Also called low relief. See illus. under relief2.
[1660-70; < F, on the model of It bassorilievo. Cf. BASSORILIEVO, BASE2, RELIEF]

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Sculptural form in which figures are carved in a flat surface and project only slightly from the background rather than standing freely.

Depending on the degree of projection, reliefs may also be classified as high or medium relief.

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 sculptural relief in which the projection from the surrounding surface is slight. See relief; sculpture: Relief sculpture (sculpture).

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  • bas-relief — [ barəljɛf ] n. m. • 1547; de bas « petit » et relief; calque de l it. basso rilievo ♦ Ouvrage de sculpture en faible saillie sur un fond uni. « L on voit en bas reliefs les aventures de la déesse » (Fénelon). ⊗ CONTR. Haut relief, ronde bosse. ● …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bas relief — Un exemple de bas relief (Stéréoscopie : à regarder avec des lunettes 3D (vertes et rouges) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bas-relief — • A sculpture executed upon and attached to a flat surface Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bas Relief     Bas relief     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Bas-relief — Bas re*lief , n. [F. bas relief; bas low + relief raised work, relever to raise: cf. It. bassorilievo.] Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; called also {bass relief} and {basso rilievo}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bas-relief — Bas relief. s. m. Ouvrage de Sculpture, où ce qui est representé a peu de saillie. Bas relief de marbre, de bronze. bas relief antique. En termes de Medecine, on dit, Le bas ventre, Pour signifier tout ce qui est au dessous du diaphragme dans le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • bas-relief — BAS RELIEF. s. masc. Ouvrage de Sculpture, dans lequel ce qui est représenté a peu de saillie. Bas relief de marbre, de bronze. Bas relief antique …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • bas-relief — 1660s, from Fr. bas relief, a loan translation of It. basso rilievo low relief, raised work …   Etymology dictionary

  • bas-relief — [bä΄ri lēf′, bas΄ri lēf′] n. [Fr < It basso rilievo: see BASSO & RELIEF] sculpture in which figures are carved in a flat surface so that they project only a little from the background …   English World dictionary

  • bas-relief — ► NOUN Art ▪ low relief. ORIGIN Italian basso rilievo …   English terms dictionary

  • bas-relief — m DEFINICIJA v. bareljef …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Bas-relief — Un exemple de bas relief (Stéréoscopie : à regarder avec des lunettes 3D (vertes et rouges) …   Wikipédia en Français


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