Wednesday, October 25, 2006

New Vocabulary Word

Speaking of black and white, that is what chiaroscuro means.
1. the distribution of light and shade in a picture.
2. Painting. the use of deep variations in and subtle gradations of light and shade, esp. to enhance the delineation of character and for general dramatic effect: Rembrandt is a master of chiaroscuro.
3. a woodcut print in which the colors are produced by the use of different blocks with different colors.
4.a sketch in light and shade.

We learned this term in art class, and then a few days later I realized that it was used to describe a scene in the Man Who Was Thursday.
Have you ever noticed how new words seem to come up in totally random places soon after you learn them?
So anyways our Great Vocabulary project is definitely continuing to grow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing a new art word for my vocabulary ... I know it will be very handy in the future =D I can't tell you how many times I have stumbled with my words when trying to explain the idea of chiaroscuro.