Nacka Kovacic, Catherine Anderson, Pavel Sorokin, Sergey Zubarev, Eric Jorgenson, Debbi Chan, Oscar Claros, Janusz Obst offering original Bas Relief artworks. A bas relief (French for Relief) is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to the solid background surface of the same material. Coming from the Latin verb "Relevo" it litterally means "to raise". The relief technique has been used in sculpture for thousands of years from Persia to Cambodia and from Ancient Greece to Modern American sculptures thousands of famous artists have used low relief or high relief. During the 20th Century bas relief was mostly used for smaller works or combined with higher relief to portray a sense of distance. Also the intent was to give additional depth to the composition often including figures and a landscape or architectural elements as a background. Notable examples can be found in Egyptian temples such as the Temple of Karnak as well as the Persepolis, Parthenon, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, Elephanta Caves in India and Mount Rushomore National Memorial in USA. All are examples of varying relief techniques used for an artistic purpose.
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