chiaroscuro : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • This short film, with Joseph Schildkraut as the guilt-stricken killer, is positively a-swill in Wellesian tropes: the crouching camera, the chiaroscuro lighting, the mood-deepening .
  • They showed that in the vast chiaroscuro of Leonardo's mind, scores of the horrors and wonders of 20th Century science had hatched and died.
  • They loved his galloping camera as it tracked a bandit through forests dappled with ominous chiaroscuro.
News & Articles

  • 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. [...]
    June 26, 2013 - Roanoke Times

  • Santiago Calatrava in New York Times
    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...
  • Stewart Robertson in
    It's a real chiaroscuro piece,Robertson says. "There's a lot of dark and a lot of light."
  • Giorgio Vasari in Adnkronos/IGN
    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".

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