from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A painter who uses light and shade rather than colour to create the illusion of volume.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A painter who cares for and studies light and shade rather than color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artist who draws in chiaroscuro.
- Executed in chiaroscuro, or by a chiaroscurist.
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One of those words, "chiaroscurist" struck a chord with me because I've always been a bit of a fan of the technique of chiaroscuro, the balance of light and dark.
With the word "chiaroscurist" in mind, that idea re-emerged from the shadows.
So it was a piece of cake for her to slice through her final challenge, "" chiaroscurist '' (an artist who works in light and shade).
Synopsis: An chiaroscurist - an artist who specializes in monotone pictures which highlight might and shadow - sculpts the face of god in a monastery.
The greatest chiaroscurist of real-world painting (IMHO) -- and perhaps the real Chiaroscurist of the story -- was also one of the great gay icons (IMHO) of all time ... another Michelangelo, not Buonarotti but Caravaggio.
Now if I could just think of a joke starting "A chiaroscurist, a euonymist and a solipsist walk into a bar ..."
He was a chiaroscurist, and not naturally offended by their violent light and shade, until George Richmond showed him the more excellent way in colour, the glow of Venice, first hinting it at Rome in 1840, and then proving it in London in the spring of 1842 from Samuel Rogers 'treasures, of which the chief (now in the National Gallery) was the “Christ appearing to the Magdalen.”
Next, this anonymous painter must have been a singularly refined and poetical artist, a master of brilliant colour, and an accomplished chiaroscurist.
He was a chiaroscurist, and not naturally offended by their violent light and shade, until George Richmond showed him the more excellent way in colour, the glow of Venice, first hinting it at Rome in
He was a colorist and a chiaroscurist; and he had a great deal more interest in light and in landscape than most of the painters of his time.