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meanings of chiaroscuro


  1. A monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color.
  2. An artistic technique developed during the Renaissance, referring to the use of exaggerated light contrasts in order to create the illusion of volume.
  3. A photographic technique in which one side of, for example, a face is well lit and the other is in shadow.
  4. The use of blocks of wood of different colors in a woodcut.


  1. Possessing the qualities of a work of chiaroscuro.

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