Chiaroscuro (oʊ; lang; Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for the use of contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modelling three-dimensional objects and figures. Similar...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro
(in French: clair-obscur) A technique using the contrast between a painting's light and dark parts for dramatic effect. In addition, clair-obscur creates an illusion of depth in a flat canvas.Found on http://www.artbible.info/art/glossary.html
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a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same colorFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=chiaroscuro
Chia`ro·scu'ro Chi*a'ro-os*cu'ro noun [ Italian , clear dark.] (a) The arrangement of light and dark parts in a work of art, such as a drawing or painting, whether in monochrome or in color. (b) The art or practice of so arranging the light and dark parts as to prod...
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1) The rendering of light and shade in painting; the subtle gradations and marked variations of ligh
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1) The rendering of light and shade in painting; the subtle gradations and marked variations of light and shade for dramatic effect. 2) The style of painting light within deep shadows. Carrivagio and Rembrandt are considered masters of chiaroscuro.
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A low-key lighting style, usually in reference to theatrical productions or the dark paintings of Re
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A word borrowed from Italian ("light" and "dark") referring to the modeling of volume and depth by depicting light and shade by contrasting them boldly
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chiaroscuro (kyärōskOO'rō) [Ital.,=light and dark], term once applied to an early method of printing woodcuts from several blocks and also to works in black and white or monotone. Today it is used loosely to refer to the distribution of light and dark in painting.
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In drawing, painting, and the graphic arts, the rendering of forms through a balanced contrast between light and dark areas. The technique which was introduced during the Renaissance, is effective in creating an illusion of depth and space around the principal figures in a composition. Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt were painters who excelled in t...
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In painting and graphic art, the use of strong contrasts of light and shade for dramatic impact. This is made particularly effective where contrasting materials are represented, for example,...
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In painting and graphic art, the use of strong contrasts of light and shade for dramatic impact. This is made particularly effective where contrasting materials are represented, for example, transparent glass, shining metal, rich velvets, and glossy wood. Masters of chiaroscuro include Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and Caravaggio. The term is also ...
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In painting, chiaroscuro is the distribution of the lights and shadows in a picture. A composition, however perfect in other respects, becomes a picture only by means of the chiaroscuro, which gives faithfulness to the representation, and therefore is of the highest importance for the painter. The drawing of a piece may be perfectly correct, the co...
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Italian for "light-dark." The gradations of light and dark values in two-dimensional imagery; especially the illusion of rounded, three-dimensional form created through gradations of light and shade rather than line. Highly developed by Renaissance painters.
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Italian term used in that form in English. It translates as light-dark, and refers to the balance and pattern of light and shade in a painting or drawing. Chiaroscuro is generally only remarked upon when it is a particularly prominent feature of the work, usually when the artist is using extreme contrasts of light and shade.
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juxtaposition of light and shade in artwork or literature
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Light and shade effect. The way in which objects can be emphasized by patches of light, or obscured
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Literally light and dark, shading. A form of expression favoured by Rembrandt and his school.
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technique employed in the visual arts to represent light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects.[12 related articles]
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Term is used to describe the effect of light and shade in a painting or drawing, especially where strong tonal contrasts are used.
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The diverse arrangement of light and dark during the composition of a film. `Chiaro' and `oscuro' are the Italian words for bright and dark, respectively. In film this technique is particularly important in composing expressionist films as well as films photographed in `black-and-white.` One of the earliest examples noted for its enigmatic effects ...
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The dramatic use of light and shadow to create a mood or a focal point in a painting.
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