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synonyms for chiaroscuro

  • cloudy
  • leafy
  • shaded
  • shadowy
  • adumbral
  • bosky
  • cool
  • dim
  • dusky
  • indistinct
  • out of the sun
  • screened
  • shadowed
  • sheltered
  • umbrageous
  • umbrous
  • under a cloud
  • vague
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antonyms for chiaroscuro

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  • clear
  • aboveboard
  • bright
  • honorable
  • light
  • open
  • reputable
  • respectable
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How to use chiaroscuro in a sentence

They all deal with questions of technique, on effects of light and shadow, on the mystery of chiaroscuro.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
His colouring is of an amazing softness, depth, and strength; his chiaroscuro is warm and vaporous.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
But none of this character is assisted by the colouring, or the chiaroscuro.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 54, NO. 334, AUGUST 1843VARIOUS
And in the Flemish school, Rubens and Vandyke made their designs for the most part either in colours or in chiaroscuro.
SEVEN DISCOURSES ON ARTJOSHUA REYNOLDS
In the decoration of this Correggio surpassed himself in his mastery of chiaroscuro and the foreshortening of the human figure.
CATHEDRAL CITIES OF ITALYWILLIAM WIEHE COLLINS
This is one of his most successful pictures for chiaroscuro, tone, and spirited handling.
SIX CENTURIES OF PAINTINGRANDALL DAVIES
Like Tristan, they hate the day as the destroyer of poetry, and swathe themselves in the trembling chiaroscuro of twilight.
MILE VERHAERENSTEFAN ZWEIG
The "chiaroscuro" is so clever that you can look through the shadows into the substance.
A POPULAR HANDBOOK TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY, VOLUME I, FOREIGN SCHOOLSVARIOUS
In some of his works, however, the attempt to adopt the chiaroscuro of Leonardo led to an over-darkening of the shadows.
A POPULAR HANDBOOK TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY, VOLUME I, FOREIGN SCHOOLSVARIOUS
(a very chiaroscuro scene in a tumble-down cottage, light from above).
JULIANA HORATIA EWING AND HER BOOKSHORATIA K. F. EDEN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CHIAROSCURO

  • adumbral
  • bosky
  • chiaroscuro
  • cloudy
  • cool
  • dim
  • dusky
  • indistinct
  • leafy
  • out of the sun
  • screened
  • shaded
  • shadowed
  • shadowy
  • sheltered
  • umbrageous
  • umbrous
  • under a cloud
  • vague
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