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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color.

Usage examples (30)
  • This is the way in which the light and shadow are arranged, or what a critic would call the chiaroscuro of the picture.
  • He used the "chiaroscuro" artistic style to create black-and-white contrasting images.
  • Caravaggio was known for his "chiaroscuro" painting technique.
  • Points to Saul for using the word "chiaroscuro" in a tech post: "Some elements are illuminated with very bright lights. for more
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