type of relief sculpture. In relief. In a low relief, or bas-relief (basso-relievo), the design projects only slightly from the ground and there is little or no undercutting of outlines. In a high relief, or alto-relievo, the forms project at least half or more of their natural circumference from the background and may.
formal: to introduce the studio fundamentals of "bas" relief (low relief) and "haut" relief (high relief) sculpture. technical: to gain experience in making clay face .
Explain that relief sculpture is sometimes called "a. drawing in clay," in which the design is raised from the background and at the same time attached to. it. Relief is meant to be seen from the front only. 2) Saint-Gaudens did many relief portraits in the bas relief (pronounced baaa) technique.
Read on for a beginner's guide to creating simple sculptures with clayï»¿. The other alternative is to try a relief sculpture by building up forms on a flat slab of clay .