VCR LESSON 5 PRESENTATION

by Matthew Tran

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The pyramid contained multiple ____________ which displayed the pharaoh's accomplishments.
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WORD

bas-relief

n. Sculpture whose ornament or figures are somewhat raised above the background

ROOT

BASIS <G. "pedestal," "foot," "base"

BASSUS <L. "low"

Derived form Italian - basso rilievo

MORE INFO

Reliefs are works of art that project from a supporting background.

So a bas-relief would be considered a low relief in which the figure doesn't pop out as much.

In contrast, a high relief would almost appear as a 3-D statue.

HISTORICAL

Often seen in the cultures of ancient Egypt, Assyria, and many Middle Eastern and Asian cultures.

The ancient Greeks popularized reliefs, used in the Parthenon and their temples.

Synonyms (Alternative Names)

  • basso-rilievo
  • cavo-rilievo
  • rilievo stiacciato
  • sunk relief

Antonyms

  • high relief
  • alto-rilievo

CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

1) I felt so much bas-relief when the graduation project was cancelled.
2) My father owned bas-reliefs made out of terracotta.
3) The king ordered his artistic servants to inscribe bas-reliefs within his palace walls.
4) The bas-relief depicted a young boy serving his master wine.

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THE CORRECT ANSWER IS NUMBER 1. BAS-RELIEF DOES NOT IMPLY RELAXATION AFTER RELEASE FROM ANXIETY.