Full Face. A portrait head in front view, with all or part of both ears showing in contrast to a head in profile, or turned to the right or left. Because of compression of relief in bas-relief, a full face portrait is far more difficult to model, than say a profile. See portraits and portraiture.
excerpted with permission from
For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor