Chiaroscuro (English pronunciation: /kiˌɑːrəˈskjʊəroʊ/; Italian: [kjarosˈkuːro]; Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for the use of contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modelling three-dimensional objects and figures. Similar effects in cinema and photography also are called chiaroscuro.
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  • Visual Maths: A Brief History of Lighting in VFX

    … in landscapes and interiors, as well as portraiture. These were amongst the first to attempt to accurate depict lighting in visual imagery, with artists like de Hooch, van Ruisdael, Cuyp and of course Rembrandt typifying the attempts of the age to create what we would consider realistic lighting, known as chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro (literally light…

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