stiacciato meaning

  "stiacciato" in a sentence
  • /sti-ə-chi-äˈto/ (sculpture)
      Very low relief, as on coins
      ORIGIN: Ital

  • [Architecture]

    In very low relief, as if a bas-relief had been pressed flatter.


  1. The relief is mostly in " stiacciato ", with the foreground figures are done in bas-relief.
  2. The sarcophagus'front has two coat of arms at the sides, and a stiacciato relief of the " Assumption of the Virgin " executed by Donatello.
  3. Shallow-relief or " rilievo stiacciato ", used for the background areas of compositions with the main elements in low-relief, was perfected by the Italian Renaissance sculptor Donatello.

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