Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wonderous Words Wednesday



bas-relief

n.

(Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) sculpture in low relief, in which the forms project slightly from the background but no part is completely detached from it

From the book The Summoner (page 4) by Layton Green.

The sentence is: "Grey read the sign carved into the granite in bas-relief. The Meikles Hotel."



5 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I've seen this word many times. Always connected it to art. Now I have a clearer and better understanding. Thank you.

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  2. I took an Art History class and learned this. Great word.

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  3. Very interesting. I've seen that but didn't know what it was called.

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  4. I've heard that phrase before but wouldn't never have thought to use it in a sentence.

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  5. Martha-Glad it sounded familiar to you.

    Tea, Margot, Bermudaonion- Thanks! for your comments.

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