chiaroscuro
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(pronounced chi-air-oh-SKYUR-oh)

This Italian noun composed of chiaro (meaning clear) and scuro (meaning obscure) describes the interplay, representation and gradation of light and shadow with in a two-dimensional media — i.e., drawing, painting, photography, film — to suggest three-dimensional volume. To learn more about the different ways in which the term chiaroscuro is used, visit its Wikipedia page.

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