chiaroscuro

[n] - a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
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Chiaroscuro

The dramatic use of light and shadow to create a mood or a focal point in a painting.
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chiaroscuro

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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Chiaroscuro

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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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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chiaroscuro

noun a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
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Chiaroscuro

• (n.) Alt. of Chiaro-oscuro
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chiaroscuro

technique employed in the visual arts to represent light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects.[12 related articles]
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Chiaroscuro

[IDW Publishing] Chiaroscuro is a comic series developed by Canadian artist Troy Little between 2000 and 2005. ==Publication history== Little began self-publishing in 2001 and after releasing two issue he received a Xeric in 2001 which allowed him to produce another five issues. Personal circumstances slowed progress until he was given a se...
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Chiaroscuro

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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Chiaroscuro

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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chiaroscuro

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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Chiaroscuro

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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Chiaroscuro

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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chiaroscuro

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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Chiaroscuro

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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CHIAROSCURO

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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Chiaroscuro

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

(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.
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chiaroscuro

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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CHIAROSCURO

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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Chiaroscuro

Literally light and dark, shading. A form of expression favoured by Rembrandt and his school.
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Chiaroscuro

[disambiguation] Chiaroscuro, meaning `light-dark` in Italian, is the use of contrast between light and dark in art. Chiaroscuro may also refer to: == Comics == == Music == == Fiction == ...
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Chiaroscuro

[2000 AD] Chiaroscuro was a horror series in the weekly comic 2000 AD. It was written by Simon Spurrier. The art work was done by Cam Smith (a.k.a. Smudge). == Characters == == Plot == London 2006. Anthony Elvy heads to Elstree film & television studio to do an on set interview with a film director by the name of Samuel Erin. During the int...
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Chiaroscuro

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...
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