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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Word Wednesday

Today's word has a meaning that finds itself best applied to art and a style thereof.

Chiaroscuro
  • its literal meaning is light-dark, and can be applied to a wide range of things
  • as a pictorial style, it's a representation in terms if light and shade without regards for or use of colours in the objects depicted; specifically: drawing or painting in black and white
  • describes the method, or treatment, used to create the art refered to above
*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

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