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hhigh relief - In relief sculpture, a form that extends at least halfway out of the background.


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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564), The Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs (Centauromachia), 1491-92, marble, 33 1/4 x 35 5/8 inches (84.5 x 90.5 cm), Casa Buonarroti, Florence. See Renaissance.

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAugustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848-1907), Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial, Boston, 1897-1900, high relief in plaster.



 

 

Also see art, artist, frieze, grisaille, and misericord.

 

 

 

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