It.- "dark manner"] - Style of painting adopted principally by the baroque painter Caravaggio, which exaggerated the usual chiascuro effects by highlighting the principal subject(s) and immersing the background in deep shadow.
A term signifying the prevalent use of dark areas in a painting. A tenebrist style, such as Caravaggism, uses strong chiaroscuro and artificially illuminated arcs to create a dramatic contrast of light and dark.
A style of painting that exaggerates or emphasizes the effects of chiaroscuro. Large amounts of dark value are placed close to smaller areas of highly contrasting lights (and vice versa) in order to concentrate attention on important features.