chiaroscuro chiaroscuro


  • (n) a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color


  1. It is also true that watching Casablanca for the chiaroscuro lighting rather than the dialogue is a bit like buying Playboy for the articles.
  2. She combines richness of detail with simplicity of arrangement into understated chiaroscuro effects that are as easy to read as they are comely to look at.
  3. Even the nude sex scenes are filmed in a chiaroscuro that shows far more scuro than chiaro.


  • Chiaroscuro Exhibit at The Jax in Floyd on display through July 20

    The Jacksonville Center for the Arts presents its Chiaroscuro Exhibit, which will be on display through July 20 in the center’s Hayloft Gallery. Chiaroscuro was developed during the Renaissance and opened the doors to a plethora of powerful art with strong contrasting light and shadows. Participating artists have defined, redefined and interpreted this time-honored classic. [...]
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

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  1. "It is almost as if the building has an autonomous life," Mr. Calatrava said Thursday. "The shadows and the so-called chiaroscuro, they are not sharp-cut. They are round, in a way. They're very expressive. They're very strong. But still, they...
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Santiago Calatrava Source: New York Times

  2. "It's a real chiaroscuro piece," Robertson says. "There's a lot of dark and a lot of light."
    on Nov 11, 2007 By: Stewart Robertson Source:

  3. However, Baccio Bandinelli's maximum artistic expression can be found in his sketches and drawings using sanguine chalk and about which Vasari stated the Bandinelli was "the greatest chiaroscuro draughtsman".
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Giorgio Vasari Source: Adnkronos/IGN

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