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alto rilievo

English translation: high relief

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Italian term or phrase:alto rilievo
English translation:high relief
Entered by: Parrot
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09:00 Nov 27, 2000
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: alto rilievo
is alto rilievo ok or is high relief more common to an English reader?
pietra
high relief
Explanation:
I can tell you as a sculptor.
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:17
Grading comment
I must admit I chose your answer because you are a sculptor and therefore familiar with the matter. But how can you explain that Zanichelli has both high relief and alto rilievo?
thank you
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naIts normal, when writing in English, that an author can use
Parrot
nahigh relief
Parrot
nahigh-relief, alto-rilievo, haut-reliefxxxJon Zuber


  

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31 mins
high-relief, alto-rilievo, haut-relief


Explanation:
Any of these is fine, all are common; just make sure you're consistent, and don't forget the hyphens.

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 4
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5 hrs
high relief


Explanation:
I can tell you as a sculptor.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 43
Grading comment
I must admit I chose your answer because you are a sculptor and therefore familiar with the matter. But how can you explain that Zanichelli has both high relief and alto rilievo?
thank you
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2 days 6 hrs
Its normal, when writing in English, that an author can use


Explanation:
high relief and haut relief when dealing with French sculpture or both high relief and alto rilievo when dealing with Italian sculpture, because it was the term the sculptor lived with. But the English equivalent is high relief, which means the same thing (the sculpture has a background but is raised above the background to a high degree). There is no quantitative difference between the elevations except for low-medium-high.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 43
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