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chiaroscuro


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chiaroscuro  \Chia`ro*scu"ro\,  Chiaro-oscuro  \Chi*a"ro-os*cu"ro\, 
  n.  [It.,  clear  dark.] 
  a  The  arrangement  of  light  and  dark  parts  in  a  work  of  art, 
  such  as  a  drawing  or  painting,  whether  in  monochrome  or 
  in  color. 
  b  The  art  or  practice  of  so  arranging  the  light  and  dark 
  parts  as  to  produce  a  harmonious  effect.  Cf 
  {Clair-obscur}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chiaroscuro 
  n  :  a  monochrome  picture  made  by  using  several  different  shades 
  of  the  same  color 




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