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chiaroscuro

noun [U] uk   /kiˌɑː.rəˈskʊə.rəʊ/  us   /-ˌɑːr.əˈskjʊr.oʊ/ specialized
the use of areas of light and darkness in a painting: Caravaggio is famous for his use of chiaroscuro.
Translations of “chiaroscuro”
in Chinese (Traditional) (繪畫中的)明暗對照法…
in Chinese (Simplified) (绘画中的)明暗对照法…
(Definition of chiaroscuro from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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