Life class

this evening I did my first piece of  chiaroscuro work (see below for definition)

 

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chiaroscuro

noun \-ˈskyr-(ˌ)ō, -ˈskr-\
plural -ros

Definition of CHIAROSCURO

1
: pictorial representation in terms of light and shade without regard to color
2
a : the arrangement or treatment of light and dark parts in a pictorial work of art b : the interplay or contrast of dissimilar qualities (as of mood or character)
3
: a 16th century woodcut technique involving the use of several blocks to print different tones of the same color; also : a print made by this technique
4
: the interplay of light and shadow on or as if on a surface
5
: the quality of being veiled or partly in shadow

Origin of CHIAROSCURO

Italian, from chiaro clear, light + oscuro obscure, dark
First Known Use: 1686

 

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Donna Garner