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chi·a·ro·scu·ro / kēˌärəˈsk(y)oŏrō; kēˌarə-/ • n. the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting. ∎  an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something: the chiaroscuro of cobbled streets.

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chiaroscuro

chiaroscuro the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting; an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something. Recorded from the mid 17th century, the word comes from Italian, from chiaro ‘clear bright’ (from Latin clarus) + oscuro ‘dark, obscure’ (from Latin obscurus).

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chiaroscuro (kyärōskōō´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 Term for the opposition of light and dark in painting and drawing. Caravaggio and Rembrandt were masters of the dramatic use of chiaroscuro.

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chiaroscuro †painting in light and shade; disposition of light and shade. XVII. — It., f. chiaro CLEAR + oscuro dark, OBSCURE.

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