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- ‘Basso relievo, low relief or bas-relief, is used when the scale of projection is very much less than that of the other dimensions and there is no undercutting at all.’
- ‘His works are wall pieces that look like drawings rendered in bas-relief.’
- ‘Ornaments carved in bas-relief presented flowing full figures, cherubs, flowers, and crowns.’
- ‘The medal should be seen as it was originally conceived - as a work of art, the highest expression of bas-relief sculpture.’
- ‘Inside the temples, however, bas-relief was employed, since it does not produce such contrasts and creates a serene effect in the semi-dark.’
Early 17th century (as basse relieve): from Italian basso-rilievo low relief, later altered to the French form.
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