CHIAROSCURO

10 Chiaroscuro Poster

 

Pronunciation please…

English – kiˌɑːrəˈskjʊəroʊ

Italian – kjarosˈkuːro

Chiaroscuro is the contrast between light and dark shades and the dramatic effect it displays.  The light source may make only parts of the subject visible making these images even more alluring and intriguing.  This exchange of shade value sparks the imagination and can create a plethora of emotions.

As you search for ideas take pause at some of the chiaroscuro creations.  After you analyze the interplay between the degrees of lightness and darkness, think about the overall mood.   What kind of mood do you want to invoke?  I absolutely love playing in this exchange of shadows and I’m truly looking forward to seeing all of your monkey creations!

 

 

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