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Alto-relievo

Definition of the noun Alto-relievo

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noun

  1. [sculpture, lang=en] A form of sculpture in which carved figures or other objects which protrude from the background.

Explanation

Alto-relievo is translated from Italian as high-relief, a technique in Classical antiquity sculpture to reveal human or animal figures that project out from a solid tablet of marble or other material. At least one-half of the figure must be projecting from the surface, often appearing in a standing position.

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Google previewThe Cities and Principal Towns of the World (1830)

ne alto-relievo is an emblematical representation of the death of Nelson, designed also byWest. The Royal Observatory is on the summit of Greenwich-hill, immediately above the pile of build_ ing. The bill, at this point, if the atmosphere ...

Google previewGuide to Knowledge (1835)

Strictly taken, alto-relievo is that relief in which the figures are entire, or nearly so, being attached only in a few places, and are relieved from the ground like the metopes of the Parthenon; mezzo. relievo is that in which half the figure stands ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages (1838)

by John Britton, John Le Keux

The compound Italian words alto-relievo, basso-relievo, and mezzo-relievo, signifying, respectively, high, low, and medium, middle, or half-relief, are employed to intimate the relative degrees of projection of the objects to which they are ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages: including ... biographical notices of ancient architects ... Illustrated by numerous engravings by J. Le Keux (1838)

The compound Italian words alto-relievo, basso-relievo, and mezzo-relievo, signifying, respectively, high, low, and medium, middle, or half-relief, are employed to intimate the relative degrees of projection of the objects to which they are ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

The alto-relievo, called also haut-relief, or high-relievo, is when the figure is formed after nature, and projects as much as the life. Basso- relievo, bass-relief, or low-relievo, is when the werk is raised a little from the ground, as in medals, and ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopedia: A dictionary of universal knowledge for the people (1878)

ALTON— ALTO-RELIEVO. ALTO-RELIEVO— ALUM. ALUM BAGH— ALUMINA. ALUMINIUM— ALURED. ALVA— AMADEU9. AMADlS-AMADOtf. compass as the mezzo soprano, but differs from it in the position of the cantabile and in its ...

Google previewAmerican edition of the British encyclopedia (1821)

or, Dictionary of Arts and sciences ; comprising an accurate and popular view of the present improved state of human knowledge by William Nicholson

The alto-relievo, called also haut-relief, or high relievo, is when the figure is formed after nature, and projects as much as the life. Basso-relievo, bass-relief, or low- relievo, is when the work is raised but a little from the ground, as in medals, and ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia (1818)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

The alto-relievo, called also haut-relief, or high relievo, is when the figure is formed after nature, and projects as much as the life. Basso-relievo, bass-relief, or low- relievo, is when the work is raised but a little from the ground, as in medals, and ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. N - R by William Nicholson

The alto-relievo, called ,als0'haut-relief, or high relievo, is when the figure is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1810)

or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature; enlarged and improved

The alto-relievo, called also haul-relief, or high-relievo, is when the figure is formed after nature, and projects as much as the life. Basso- relievo, bass-relief, or low-relievo, is when the work is raised a little from the ground, aa in medals, and ...

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