Alto-rilievos
Alto-rilievo Al"to-ri*lie*vo, n.; pl. {Alto-rilievos}. [It.] (Sculp.) High relief; sculptured work in which the figures project more than half their thickness; as, this figure is an alto-rilievo or in alto-rilievo. [1913 Webster]

Note: When the figure stands only half out, it is called mezzo-rilievo, demi-rilievo, or medium relief; when its projection is less than one half, basso-rilievo, bas-relief, or low relief. [1913 Webster]


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  • Alto-rilievo — Al to ri*lie*vo, n.; pl. {Alto rilievos}. [It.] (Sculp.) High relief; sculptured work in which the figures project more than half their thickness; as, this figure is an alto rilievo or in alto rilievo. [1913 Webster] Note: When the figure stands… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alto-rilievo — /ˌæltoʊ rəˈlivoʊ/ (say .altoh ruh leevoh) noun (plural alto rilievos) sculpture in high relief, in which the figures project from the background by at least half their depth (opposed to bas relief). Also, alto relievo. {Italian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rilievo — {{hw}}{{rilievo}}{{/hw}}s. m. 1 Stacco, risalto di ciò che sporge o si staglia su di una superficie di sfondo. 2 Tecnica scultorea che fa emergere le figure dal fondo su cui sono scolpite con maggiore o minore stacco: alto –r, basso rilievo |… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

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