tenebrism

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tenebrism

(ˈtɛnəˌbrɪzəm)
n
(Art Movements) (sometimes capital) a school, style, or method of painting, adopted chiefly by 17th-century Spanish and Neapolitan painters, esp Caravaggio, characterized by large areas of dark colours, usually relieved with a shaft of light
ˈtenebrist n, adj
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In response, the Royal Opera orchestra offered a full-bodied but transparent blend of colors that mercifully offset the starkness of John Macfarlane's tenebrist designs in this revival of David Mc Vicar's 2003 production.
Schalcken was at his best as a tenebrist, as in his tiny candle-lit brothel-scenes with the flitting enigmas of their phantasmal denizens.
The problem was not the tenebrist palette but the surface, which looked markedly flat and thin next to the deliciously fluid brushwork of the 18th-century French master.
Van der Werff was court-painter, at a lavish salary of four thousand guilders a year, to the Landgrave Johann-Wilhelm of Hesse, that grand connoisseur who also patronised the subtle Dutch tenebrist Godfried Schalken and owned Rembrandt's sequence of Passion paintings, now one of the chief glories of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
12, where the light has a tenebrist density and intensity, and in Panel No.
The Dicers, from Stockton-on-Tees, doubtfully ascribed to another tenebrist, Georges de la Tour, for an exhibition in 1973, portrays a group of tubular androgynous gamblers in perfunctory military dress.