RELIEVO (n.)

ERHEBUNG (deu.) · RELIEF (fra.) · RILEVARE (ita.) · RILIEVO (ita.)
TERM USED AS TRANSLATIONS IN QUOTATION
RELIEF (fra.)

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Quotation

Relievo.
Is properly any Embossed Sculpture that rises from a flat Superficies. It is said likewise of Painting, that it has a great Relievo, when it is strong, and that the Figures appear round, and as it were, out of the Piece.

Conceptual field(s)

L’HISTOIRE ET LA FIGURE → figure et corps

Quotation

Friend,
            Wherein particularly lies the Art of
Colouring ?
            Traveller.
Beside the Mixture of Colours, such as may answer the Painter’s Aim, it lies in a certain Contention, as I may call it, between the Light and the Shades, which by the means of Colours, are brought to Unite with each other ; and so to give that Roundness to the Figures, which the Italians call Relievo, and for which we have no other Name : In this, if the Shadows are too strong, the Piece is harsh and hard, if too weak, and there be too much Light, ’tis flat.

roundness

Conceptual field(s)

L’HISTOIRE ET LA FIGURE → figure et corps
EFFET PICTURAL → qualité de la lumière
EFFET PICTURAL → qualité des couleurs