chiaroscurist


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chi·a·ro·scu·ro

 (kē-är′ə-sko͝or′ō, -skyo͝or′ō)
n. pl. chi·a·ro·scu·ros
1. The technique of using light and shade in pictorial representation.
2. The arrangement of light and dark elements in a pictorial work of art.
3.
a. A woodcut technique in which several blocks are used to print different shades of a color.
b. A woodcut print made by this technique. In all senses also called claire-obscure.

[Italian : chiaro, bright, light (from Latin clārus, clear; see kelə- in Indo-European roots) + oscuro, dark (from Latin obscūrus; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots).]

chi·a′ro·scu′rist n.
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Chiaroscurist - An artist who specialized in chiaroscuro.
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Her final word was "chiaroscurist," an artist who works in lights and darks.