Norwegian translation: basrelieff, lavrelieff

English term or phrase:bas-relief
Norwegian translation:basrelieff, lavrelieff

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12:36 Apr 13, 2009
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Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Additional field(s): History, Archaeology
English term or phrase: bas-relief
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Bas-relief sculpture is stone sculpture made by chipping away at a slab of rock to make a picture that stands out. It is also called low relief sculpture (bas being the French for 'low') and is contrasted with high relief sculpture where the image stands out further from the surface. The Egyptians, Persians, Greeks and many others have used bas-relief.

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  • Great importance is attached to outer and inner dressing of artistic expressive means, bass-relief picturing Maecenas having contributed to the construction, the life-trees, angels, apostles, Christ and St. Astvadsasin become the inseparable part of those complexes, interwoven with architectural patterns and devices.
  • There is a famous mosaic in Urhoy, which depicts a royal banquet dated 278 A.D. The similarities between it and the earlier Assyrian bass relief of the victory banquet in the palace of the King Ashurbanipal 668-630 B.C. in Nineveh are striking, which proves that the art and traditions in Urhoy were the continuity of the ancient Assyrian ones.
  • On the Mexican feroher before alluded to, and which is most elaborately carved in bass-relief on a massive piece of polygonous granite, constituting a portion of a cyclopean wall, the cross is enclosed within the ring, and accompanying it are four tassel-like ornaments, graved equally well.
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basrelieff, lavrelieff
Relieff med svakt opphøyde figurer.
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basrelieff, lavrelieff

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Relieff med svakt opphøyde figurer.

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  • Verdens største basrelieff forestiller tre personer fra Amerikas konfødererte stater: Thomas J. Jackson, Robert E. Lee, og Jefferson Davis. - Wikipedia  
  • Andre minnesmerker inkluderer: det hvite basrelieffet av Turlough Carolan [5], harpespiller og en av de siste irske skalder, statuen av St. Patrick av Melanie Le Brocquy [6], statuen av domprost Dawson [7], statuen av markien av Buckingham [8] iført St. Patrick-ordenens kappe og insignier, som ble tatt i bruk mens han var visekonge i 1783, og statuen av Hans Høyvelbårenhet James Whiteside [9], rettspresident i Irland (død 1876). - Turistbrosjyre, St. Patrick's Cathedral  
  • Fra sin egen kunstneriske virksomhet og gjennom undervisningen har han lang erfaring med å arbeide med ulike typer moduler, fliser, mosaikk, lavrelieff m.m. - Haugesund Billedgalleri  

«Basrelieff» brukes omtrent dobbelt så hyppig som «lavrelieff» ifølge Google.
Lars Finsen
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Yes  Hakon Vinje: Dette er et etablert begrep som finnes i de fleste ordbøker, og kunst- og håndverksrelaterte bøker.
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Yes  Ivan Eikås Skjøstad
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