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Chiaroscuro Definition

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Other Chiaroscuro Definition

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

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grisaille, icon, ikon, image, picture

Misc. Definitions

\Chia`ro*scu"ro\, Chiaro-oscuro \Chi*a"ro-os*cu"ro\, n. [It., clear dark.] (a) The arrangement of light and dark parts in a work of art, such as a drawing or painting, whether in monochrome or in color. (b) The art or practice of so arranging the light and dark parts as to produce a harmonious effect. Cf. {Clair-obscur}.

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