Chiaroscuro

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

    … of modern visual artistry as ever it has been. One only has to look at the AFI’s list of greatest films to see this in evidence. Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gone with the Wind, Schindler’s List, It’s a Wonderful Life, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Raging Bull… The list is a study of great lighting in film. The irony of course…

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