chiaroscurism

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chiaroscuro (kɪˌɑːrəˈskʊərəʊ)
 
n , pl -ros
1.  the artistic distribution of light and dark masses in a picture
2.  monochrome painting using light and dark only, as in grisaille
 
[C17: from Italian, from chiaroclear + oscuroobscure]
 
chiaro'scurist
 
n
 
chiaro'scurism
 
n

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