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date: 16 July 2019

relief (relievo) 

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

(from It. rilevare: to raise).Term applied to sculpture that projects from a background surface rather than standing freely. Since ancient times such sculpture has been particularly used for architectural decoration, but many sculptors have also made reliefs as independent works. According to the degree of projection, reliefs are usually classified as high (... ...

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