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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This highly significant use of space goes back as far as the renowned Sevillean Tenebrists of the seventeenth century and must now be expanded with the arrival of Guillermo Perez Villalta, a powerful and heterodox Andalusian painter who recently moved to the city.