Swedish translation: basrelief, lågrelief

English term or phrase:bas-relief
Swedish translation:basrelief, lågrelief

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12:35 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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basrelief, lågrelief
[bareljef´] subst. ~en ~er
ORDLED: bas--relief-en
• skulpterad bild som endast obetydligt höjer sig ur bakgrundsytan {SYN. lågrelief} {ehautrelief; ­relief} [konstvet.]
HIST.: sedan 1771; av fra. bas-relief; av ita. basso rilievo
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basrelief, lågrelief

Definition from Nationalencyklepedin:
[bareljef´] subst. ~en ~er
ORDLED: bas--relief-en
• skulpterad bild som endast obetydligt höjer sig ur bakgrundsytan {SYN. lågrelief} {ehautrelief; ­relief} [konstvet.]
HIST.: sedan 1771; av fra. bas-relief; av ita. basso rilievo

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  • Relief Skulpterad figurframställning på en slät bakgrundsyta. En relief kan också vara ett ornamentalt motiv. Figurerna kan framträda som obetydliga förhöjningar mot bakgrundsytan (basrelief, lågrelief) eller till ungefär halva sin storlek träda fram mot bakgrunden (halvrelief) eller nästan helt frigöra sig från denna och närma sig friskulptur (hautrelief, högrelief). - Karlstad kommun  
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