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disscuss the importance of direct experience of sculptures in terms of their physical presence and their relationship to the site.
Expert opinion on utility of each type of relief requested
Could somebody who has considerable expertise in sculpting or in the history of sculpture add the basic explanation of why reliefs are done? My belief/guess/understanding is that the greater the depth of a relief, the more expensive, but that all are cheaper than a free-standing sculpture. But I suspect there are issues related to making a relief fit in a larger context, of style, and of ... I don't know. Resistance to vandalism?? Being unobtrusive? Not stressing the strength of available material?
- A relief is a one-sided sculpture, and usually forms part of a building or some similar bulky object like the base of a statue, or even a piece of furniture. Yes, higher relief takes more work, and is more expensive. Hope that helps. Johnbod (talk) 20:38, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
Merges from bas-relief, alto-rilievo and Sunken-relief
- Support as nom I think all four short stubs should be merged, not least because the division drawn between the two main sub-types, high and low, varies considerably. If not merged, alto-rilievo should be renamed high-relief. Johnbod (talk) 15:06, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
I don't know how to fix it but the word "intaglio" in this article literally redirects to itself. Particularly unhelpful b/c when you search for the "intaglio" you get a disambiguation page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:20, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
If Stone Mountain is the largest bas relief sculpture in the world, then why does it receive so little attention in this article?
Low relief in eastern orthodox icons
Although they generally avoid anything approaching full sculpture, some icons of the eastern church (or their coverings) have a very detailed low relief covering, often made of silver. Mention? -- 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:32, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
- This type of relief is not distinctively Orthodox, & it would be a bit WP:UNDUE while the article remains a short summary of the different types. Of course Byzantine relief, in ivory etc, is often pretty high. That's my view anyway. Johnbod (talk) 01:56, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
The following sentence is an opinion, not a fact: "The technique involves considerable chiselling away of the background, which is a time-consuming exercise with little artistic effect if the lowered background is left plain, as is often the case." Therefore, it should be edited.Amadeus webern (talk) 18:51, 7 December 2012 (UTC)