sculptural relief

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sculptural relief sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
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Usage

In literature:

The throne of the king of the gods was mostly of ebony and ivory, inlaid with precious stones, and richly sculptured in relief.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
And these parapets are covered with sculpture in high relief.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
The sculptured reliefs tell their own story, which admits of diverse interpretations.
"Through the Malay Archipelago" by Emily Richings
The most animated and boldest compositions are sculptured in these reliefs.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The wall itself is richly sculptured, and possesses two fine lateral reliefs.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
History was no longer glorified by paintings and sculptured reliefs.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
The sculpture is in bas-relief and the carving good, and still clear and distinct.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
Relief sculpture is more closely connected with architecture than the other kind, and indeed is commonly used in subordination to it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
Fonts early began to be decorated with sculpture and relief.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
Do not thrash with sculptured flails: nor put bas-reliefs on millstones.
"The Seven Lamps of Architecture" by John Ruskin
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In news:

Art historians attribute the terracotta relief "Flying Angel" to Leonardo da Vinci , whose rare sculptures are part of a new exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
The sculptural process is loosely defined as: The art of carving, modeling, or otherwise producing works of art which are three dimensional, such as would be a relief, an intaglio, or a sculpture-in-the-round.
TIM ISBELL A relief sculpture depicts life at the Corinth Contraband Camp in 1862.
The Nov 5th unveiling of artwork at the base of Singer Falls celebrates 75 years of Rotary's service to the community with a stainless steel bas-relief sculpture by internationally known artist – and local resident.
The sculptural process is loosely defined as: The art of carving, modeling, or otherwise producing works of art which are three dimensional, such as would be a relief, an intaglio, or a sculpture -in-the-round.
The walnut-finished wedge Treasurer award features a gold tone and antiqued embellishment with background lion in sculptural relief.
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