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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 previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

alto-relievo я. high relief [also spelt alto-rilievo ; ploral alto-relievos] aelto-zi'hi-vo, aelto-zi'hi-vo. alto-rilievo я. a:l-to-zil'jee-vo, ...

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 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 but a little from the ground, as in medals, and ...

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

Including Words Used by Ancient and Modern Authors in Treating of Architectural and Other Antiquities ... Also, Biographical Notices of Ancient Architects by John Britton, George Godwin

Alto-relievo is high, or bold relief, where the figures are nearly detached from the back -ground. BASTIDA. Low Lat. ; bastide, Fr. In a charter dated A.D. 1204, ap. Du Cange, the term signifies a fortress, or place of defence: thus, " — possitis ...

Google previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1870)

a dictionary of universal knowledge for the people

ALTOX— ALTO-RELIEVO. ALTO-RELIEVO— ALUM. ALUM BAGH— ALUMINA. ALUMINIUM— ALURED. ALVARADO— AMADEUS. AMADIS—. compass as the mezzo soprano, hut differs from it in the position of the cantabile and in its ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

to alto-relievo (high relief). Compare intaglio. restrike An impression taken from a sculptor's mold at some time after the original edition. sand cast A mold of special sand made from a plaster model ...

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