The arrangement of light and dark parts in a work of art, such as a drawing or painting, whether in monochrome or in color.
The art or practice of so arranging the light and dark parts as to produce a harmonious effect. Cf. Clair-obscur.
The value scheme or relationship of dark and light.
Modulation of light and dark values to create the illusion of a contoured surface in drawing
A term (Italian: "light and "dark") referring to the modeling of mass by carefully arranging the tones from light to shade creating a dramatic three-dimensional realism.
a deliberate contrast of light and dark elements.
An Italian term referring to the use of a high contrast between passages of shadow and light in a painting or drawing. The effect of chiaroscuro is to promote a spatial depth and a volumetric definition of forms.
1) The rendering of light and shade in painting; the subtle gradations and marked variations of light and shade for dramatic effect. 2) The style of painting light within deep shadows. Carrivagio and Rembrandt are considered masters of chiaroscuro.
The balance of light and shade in a painting, and the skill of the artist in depicting the contrast between the two.
Italian for light-dark. This is a dramatic effect achieved by the strong contrast of light and shade.
Dramatic light and shadow, specifically the difference between soft edge form shadows and hard edge cast shadows
iterally, the combination of the two Italian words for "clear/bright" and "dark"; refers to a notable, contrasting use of light and shade; often achieved by using a spotlight; aka high-contrast lighting or Rembrandt lighting; flat lighting or TV lighting (bright and flat lighting with no shadows) is its opposite Example: from Frank Capra's Meet John Doe (1941); also repeatedly used in the shadowy shots of Marlon Brando's character Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1979)
Italian for "light-dark", the gradations of light and dark values in two-dimensional imagery creating an illusion of rounded, three-dimensional form; highly developed by Renaissance painters; The effect of light and shade in a painting or drawing, particularly where strong tonal contrasts are found.
from the Italian meaning light (chiaro) + dark (scuro); refers to the contrast between light and dark used to create effects of modeling. Certain Baroque painters are famous for their dramatic use of chiaroscuro effects. Chiaroscuro is the opposite of sfumato (example: Caravaggio's Doubting Thomas).
Meaning "light-dark', this term is usually associated with oil paintings depicting a high contrast of highlight and shadow.
The rendering of light and shade, highlights and contrast.
The technique of painting used to give the impression of sculptural relief to images by the gradual transition from darker tones to lighter ones, producing an effect of diffuse and luminosity.
a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
15th century] light and dark in a painting, often well defined showing single light direction.
A method where artists create depth and mood through the use of light and dark shades. The term, taken from the Italian words for "light" and "dark", is often used to refer to paintings in the Hudson River school, where painters used light to make dramatic points about man and his relationship to nature.
(in French: clair-obscur) Technique that uses the contrast between light and dark parts in a painting to achieve a dramatic effect. It also creates depth in a otherwise flat canvas. Caravaggio and Rembrandt often used this technique.
The use of light and dark values to imply depth and volume in a two-dimensional work of art (Lauer).
An Italian word for light-dark. It refers to the effects of light and shadow in a painting, particularly when they contrast dramatically.
In drawing or painting, the use of strong contrast between light and dark, and the gradual transition of values, producing the effect of modeling.
using the contrast and transitioning of light and dark areas to create the illusion of three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional surface
Contrast of light and dark in a painting, used for dramatic effect.
a Renaissance system for describing an emergence of form, relying on value changes from dark to light.
The use of graduation of light and dark to describe forms in drawing and painting.
In drawing, painting, and the graphic arts, chiaroscuro (ke-ära-skooro) refers to the rendering of forms through a balanced contrast between light and dark areas. The technique that was introduced during the Renaissance, is effective in creating an illusion of depth and space around the principal figures in a composition. Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt were painters who excelled in the use of this technique.
the painting or drawing of forms where depth and space are illustrated contrasting light and shade.
(kÄ“-Ã¤ra-skur'Å) From the Italian compound of chiaro (â€˜lightâ€™, â€˜clearâ€™) and scuro (â€˜darkâ€™) used to refer to the distribution of light and dark tones with which the painter...or draughtsman imitates light and shadow and light...
In painting or drawing, the treatment and use of light and dark, especially the gradations of light that produce the effect of modeling
a colour woodcut used to sugest the effect of a monochrome tonal drawing.
The technique of using light and shade in pictorial representation; the arrangement of light and dark elements in a pictorial work of art; a woodcut technique in which several blocks are used to print different shades of a color; a woodcut print made by this technique.
The arrangement and relationship of light against dark parts in a work of art
The arrangement or treatment of light and dark parts in a pictorial work of art, or in a given frame of a motion picture.
The play of light and shadow. In a composition, this process renders forms through a balanced contrast between pronounced light and dark areas.
(kee- ahr-uh- skew-roh) ~ A technique of painting in which the figures portrayed have no clear outlines. Instead they are shown emerging into the light from shadows. In Italian the word means "light-dark." Leonardo proved his expertise with this technique in The Mona Lisa and The Virgin of the Rocks.
Term used to describe the effect of light and shade in a oil painting, especially where strong tonal contrasts are used
(in French: clair-obscur) A technique using the contrast between a painting's light and dark parts for dramatic effect. In addition, clair-obscur creates an illusion of depth in a flat canvas. Caravaggio and Rembrandt often used this technique.
distribution of light and shade in a picture
distribushun uh light and shade in some picture
In two dimensional art, the use of different values to create modelling and to simulate the effects of light and shadow in nature.
The arrangement of light and dark passages to create a modeling effect to dramatize space. A compositional technique used by artists such as Carravaggio and his contemporaries in the Italian high Renaissance period of Art.
From the Italian for light and dark. In painting, a method of modeling form primarily by the use of light and shade.
( gravure en camaieu, clair-obscur, Helldunkelholzschnitt) A type of woodcut, printed in color, and perfected in the early sixteenth century. The positioning of two or more blocks or plates whereby effects of light and dark may be effected.
The use of rich tonal variation for artistic effect. Around the turn of the century the development of printing techniques went hand in hand with artistic ideals which emphasized tonality. Printing processes were developed to enable the reproduction of subtle variations of light and shadow in ink on paper. For instance, the way in which paintings, prints and photographs were presented side by side in the journal Camera Work was partly due to a desire to illustrate artistic ideals of tonality through the skilful use of printing techniques (cf. continuous-tone image).
Italian for "light-dark." The gradations of light and dark used especially to create the illusion of rounded, three-dimensional forms rather than through use of lines. Highly developed by Renaissance painters.
The dramatic use of light and shadow to create a mood or a focal point in a painting.
(ke-ar e skoor o) Technique of depicting light and dark tones to create an illusion of depth and modeling.
The rendering of light and shade in painting; the subtle gradations and marked variations of light and shade for dramatic effect; also, a woodcut print produced from two blocks, each of a different tone of the same color.
(cheer-a-scu-ro) Italian for light and dark, referring to the use of light and shade to model form.
light and shade effect. The way in which objects can be emphasized by patches of light, or obscured by shadow.
term used to describe the use of light and shade in a painting or drawing, particularly when strong contrast is employed. From the Italian for light (chiaro) and shade (oscuro).
An element in art, chiaroscuro (Italian for lightdark) is defined as a bold contrast between light and dark.