Three Types Of Relief Sculpture

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There three different type of relief: low, high and lastly intaglio. Low relief also known as Bas relief. Low relief characterized by figures that are only slightly raised from the surface of the background. High relief: the figures in the sculptures are dramatically raised from the background. “Lastly, intaglio relief is created by having an image carved down below the surface of the sculpture. Last type of sculpture is freestanding or sculpture in the round is surrounded by space on all sides, allowing it to be viewed from multiple perspectives. A relief sculpture is sculpture that has three-dimensional depth but is meant to be seen from only one side. In other words, it is frontal, meant to be viewed from the front and it is very often…show more content…
Brunelleschi and Ghiberti both depicted the same aspect of the story, the moment when the angle intervenes. Rather than placing their figure on a shallow space available in a relief sculpture, both sought to create a sense of a deep receding space, enhancing the appearance of reality (Klein, 277). Brunelleschi placed Isaac in the center of the panel and the other figures, whose number and type were probably prescribing by the judges, all round (fig.12-3 in the book). (fig.12-4 in the book), in this sculpture he replaced a sense of physical strain with graceful rhythms, so that Isaac and Abraham are unified by the bowed curves of their bodies, Isaac’s nude body turning on it’s axis to face Abraham (Klein,…show more content…
Even in relief sculptures, it is as if the figures want to escape the confines of their base. Sculpture in the round or freestanding sculpture literally demands movements. It is meant to be seen from all side, and it viewer must move around it (Klein, 278). Giambologna sculpture entitled (Capture of the Sabine Women) (fig.12-5 and fig.12-6 in the book). It figures rise in a spiral, and the sculpture changes dramatically as the viewer walks around it and experiences it from each side. It is in part the horror of the scene that lends the sculpture it power, for as it draws us around it, in order to see more of what is happening, it involves us both physically and emotionally in the scene it depicts (Klein, 278). Intaglio relief: it is the direct opposite of the relief point. Normally, copper or zinc plates are used as surface or matrix, and the incisions are created by etching, engraving, dry point, aquatint or mezzotint. Dry point is a technique that is much easier to master than engraving because of the needle or burr (Klein, 279). The artist draws on a metal plate with a special needle called burr. The artist making the engraving, the engraver uses a tool called a burin to cut a design into the surface. Mezzotint roughens the plate was little dots that will absorbed some of the ink after it has been wiped clean (Klein,

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