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In the art of sculpture, a relief is an artwork where a modelled form projects out of a flat background. Tensed musculature itself may be seen to be in relief. Depending on the depth involved, it may be termed a bas relief ("low relief") – as seen in numismatics – or it may be a high relief, with much undercutting, rendered almost in the round against its flat background. Resources ArtLex. ... Ancient Greeks depiction of ideal form of the body is expressed through sculptures such as this one. ... Bas relief is a method of sculpting which entails carving or etching away the surface of a flat piece of stone or metal. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Reliefs are a common type of artwork found throughout the world, particularly to decorate monumental buildings, such as temples. The frieze in the classical Corinthian order is often enriched with bas-reliefs. High reliefs may been seen in the pediments of classical temples, e.g. the Parthenon. Reliefs can be used for a single scene, or ordered into a narrative. Kihryuzan Senjo-ji Temple, by Toyota Kokai (1780-1850) The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... Frieze of the Tower of the Winds. ... The Corinthian order as used for the portico of the Pantheon, Rome provided a prominent model for Renaissance and later architects, through the medium of engravings. ... The Parthenon seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west The Parthenon (Greek: Παρθενών) is the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece and one of the most famous buildings in the world. ...


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Relief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (204 words)
In the art of sculpture, a relief is an artwork where a modeled form projects out of a flat background.
Depending on the depth involved, it may be termed a bas relief ("low relief") – as seen in numismatics – or it may be a high relief, with much undercutting, rendered almost in the round against its flat background.
Reliefs are a common type of artwork found throughout the world, particularly to decorate monumental buildings, such as temples.
Making Maps Easy to Read: Relief Maps (1027 words)
This part of the research project was concerned with relief maps and the best way to show a three-dimensional surface on a map.
Relief is one instance of the general problem of showing a three-dimensional surface on a map; the problem of showing hills and valleys is not substantially different from that of representing a statistical surface such as the rainfall distribution.
The results demonstrate that the choice of an appropriate relief map has a very real effect on the map reader's performance, and that this choice must depend on the way the map is to be used.
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