38 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday :Bas Relief at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

    • Hi Jamie, Bas Relief is a sculptural technique. The term relief is from the Latin verb relevo, to raise. To create a sculpture in relief is to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane.What is actually performed when a relief is cut in from a flat surface of stone or wood is a lowering of the field, leaving the unsculptured parts seemingly raised.

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