WHAT IS A RELIEF SCULPTURE?

RELIEF SCULPTURE




    A complex art form that combines many features of 2 Dimensional art, as well as 3 Dimensional Sculptural art.






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.





LOW RELIEF


    A method of sculpting which entails carving or etching away at the surface of a flat piece of stone or metal creating a sculpture portrayed as a picture.A method of sculpting which entails carving or etching away the surface of a flat piece of stone or metal creating a sculpture portrayed as a picture.




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