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Words related to chiaroscuro

a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color

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Written on the walls in striking chiaroscuro, the conceptual X-ray accomplished by the noir narrative encourages a distinct world view, a fantasy in which the heart of crime remains at once adjacent to our own lives and perfectly sealed up.
Axelrod's performance is more dance than acting and its fluid delivery meshes with dawson's lush use of multiple exposures, gauzy imagery, silhouettes and chiaroscuro.
The introductory matter is followed by a presentation of the divine in chiaroscuro.
Now the author is planning his next book, Chiaroscuro, which will be a compilation of short stories he wrote when he was younger.
This reviewer, despite an undergraduate degree in English literature, and a working knowledge of four languages, could not figure out the meaning of such poem titles as "Of the Poem's Chiaroscuro.
The author of several books, including Umbertina and Chiaroscuro, Helen Barolini's latest foray into fiction is captured in More Italian Hours & Other Stories, a collection of fifteen loosely linked short stories.
Museums today are not my childhood idea of impenetrable collections of chiaroscuro paintings and armor.
Leddick traces Lynes's life from his coddled upbringing, his early rise to fame and fortune as a photographer for Vogue and Harper's, through his rapid decline as his money vanished and his signature style of studied chiaroscuro and playful drama became unfashionable.
M: THE MAN WHO BECAME CARAVAGGIO by Peter Robb (Henry Holt, $30) Meticulously researched (although, perhaps, a bit sparsely illustrated), this biography explores the explosive life and tumultuous times of Caravaggio, whose chiaroscuro style and outrageous subject matter (politics, religion, sexual convention) continues to intrigue art lovers and scholars, Robb creates a flesh-and-blood portrait of the artist placed firmly in historical context, and readers will want to make tracks to the nearest museum before they're done.
Twice the artist -- no easy plangency and chiaroscuro for him
They are also the most "traditional" in their command of a dense chiaroscuro that is in many ways more "sculptural" than anything to be found in the artists's sculpture.
Poignantly, Hall notes that museum catalogues often describe such portraits as having only one subject each: "Black people literally become shadow, the key effect in chiaroscuro.
Cobden-Sanderson's disposal of the Doves Press type, the Daniel Press' publication of The Garland of Rachel, John Baptist Jackson's method of engraving using chiaroscuro, and the English Victorian book club, Ye Sette of Odd Volumes.
Although no data as yet demonstrate that cats experience a visual illusion similar to chiaroscuro, considerable similarities between cat and human visual systems suggest that the new findings apply to people as well, according to Rossi.