VCR Lesson 5 Presentation
Fill in the Blank Exercise:
Different Parts of Speech:
Definition according to Merriam-Webster dictionary: "a kind of sculpture in which shapes are carved so that they are only slightly higher than the flat background"
Bassus (L.) "low"
Rilevo (Italian) "relief"
Synonyms and Antonyms
- Sculpture (not a direct synonym)
- Sunk relief (patterns cut into the surface)
Its first known use was in 1667.
- Bas-relief sculpture
- Sculpture in Bas-relief
- Sculpture with bas-relief ornaments
Exercises in the Book
Identify the Synonym
A border of bas-relief figures a. slightly raised b. roughened c. engraved d. three-dimensional e. silhouetted
The Elgin Marbles, sculpted in bas-relief and originally forming a border around the Parthenon of Athens, are now on display in the British Museum in London.
Incorrect Usage Exercise
b. The sculpture was designed in bas-relief, with the design engraved in the surface.
c. The bas-relief depicted a battle that took place in Ancient Greece.
d. The bas-relief sculptures are a big tourist attraction in Ancient Rome.