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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 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 the frontispieces of buildings, and particularly in the histories, festoons, foliages, and other ornaments of friezes. Demi- relievo is when one half of the figure rises from the plane. When, in a basso-relievo, there are parts that stand clear out, ...

Google previewBritish 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

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 lowrelievo, is when the work is raised but a little from the ground, as in medals, and the frontispieces of buildings, and particularly in the histories, festoons, foliages, and other ornaments of friezes. Demirelievo is when one half of the figure rises from the plane. When, in a basso-relievo, there are parts that stand clear out, detached ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

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 ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

high relief, alto-relievo, alto-rilievo Sculpture relief work in which the. hieroglyphs from an ancient Egyptian manuscript on papyrus high altar, Notre Dame (13th cent.)...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1859)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Stewart Traill

The alto-relievo, called also high-relief; is when the figure is formed after nature, and projects as much as the life. Basso-relievo, has-relief, is when the work is raised a little from the surface, as in medals and the frontispieces of buildings, but particularly in the histories, festoons, foliages, and other ornaments of fi'iezes. Demi-relievo is when one-half of the figure rises from the plane. When in basso- relievo there are parts that stand clear out, detached from the rest, the work is called a ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1873)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

ALTO-RELIEVO. be seen in the British Museum. Though never exhibiting the life and freedom of classical or modern European art, the elaborately executed and majestic reliefs of these semi-oriental nations are greatly in advance not only of the whimsical distortions of nature exhibited by the Hindus, but of the inanimate and motionless representations of the Egyptians. The earliest Greek reliefs possessed a hard and severe character, somewhat approaching to the art of those earlier ...

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