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Definition of Chiaro-Oscuro

Chiaro-Oscuro

  1. The arrangement of light and dark parts in a work of art, such as a drawing or painting, whether in monochrome or in color.
  2. The art or practice of so arranging the light and dark parts as to produce a harmonious effect. Cf. Clair-obscur.
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