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noun
  1. An artistic technique developed during the Renaissance, referring to the use of exaggerated light contrasts in order to create the illusion of volume.
  2. A monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color.
  3. A photographic technique in which one side of a face (for example) is well lit and the other is in shadow; Rembrandt lighting
Translations:
  • French: clair-obscur
  • Italian: chiaroscuro
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: claroscuro
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology:chiaro - light + scuro - dark


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