Sunday, 7 February 2010

Rembrandt and painting technique called chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) in art is contrast between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition, says Wikipedia.

It is also more technically used by artists and art historians for the use of effects representing contrasts of light, not necessarily strong, to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects such as the human body.

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