chiaroscuro

See also: chiaroscurò

EnglishEdit

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Chiaroscuro (use of exaggerated light contrasts)

EtymologyEdit

From Italian chiaroscuro, from chiaro (light) + oscuro (dark).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA: /ˌkjɑːrəʊˈskuːrəʊ/

NounEdit

chiaroscuro (plural chiaroscuros or chiaroscuri)

  1. (art) An artistic technique developed during the Renaissance, referring to the use of exaggerated light contrasts in order to create the illusion of volume.
  2. (art) A monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color.
  3. (art) The use of blocks of wood of different colors in a woodcut.
  4. (photography) A photographic technique in which one side of a face (for example) is well lit and the other is in shadow.

SynonymsEdit

  • (photography): Rembrandt lighting

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From chiaro +‎ oscuro.

NounEdit

chiaroscuro m (plural chiaroscuri)

  1. light and shade, chiaroscuro
  2. contrasts, ups and downs

VerbEdit

chiaroscuro

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chiaroscurare
Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 10:42