Chiaroscuro

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Chiaroscuro

  1. 1. Chiaroscuro
  2. 2. Chiaroscuro is a method for applying value to a two-dimensional piece of artwork to create the illusion of a three-dimensional solid form.
  3. 3. The term is derived from the Italian chiaro ("light” or “bright”) and oscuro ("dark") and generally refers to a technique that contrasts bright illumination with areas of dense shadow. CHIAROSCURO
  4. 4. This way of working was devised during the Italian Renaissance in the 16th century and was used by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and later, Vermeer . Chiaroscuro is seldom found in pre-Renaissance or in non-Western art. 
  5. 5. Leonardo da Vinci
  6. 6. Portrait of a Lady from the Court of Milan, called La Belle Ferronniere," Leonardo da Vinci 1490-95
  7. 7. Lady with an Ermine Da Vinci 1483-1490
  8. 8. Mona Lisa also known as La Gioconda , the wife of Francesco del Giocondo; 1503-06 Oil on wood, Louvre, Paris
  9. 9. Ginevra de' Benci Oil on wood, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  10. 10. "Benois Madonna," Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1478   About his technique, he said: I would remind you O Painter! To dress your figures in the lightest colors you can, since, if you put them in dark colors, they will be in too slight relief and inconspicuous from a distance. And this is because the shadows of all objects are dark. And if you make a dress dark there is little variety between the lights and shadows, while in light colors there will be greater variety.
  11. 11. Vermeer
  12. 12. The Girl with a Pearl Earring 47x40 1665
  13. 13. The Milkmaid 1658-60
  14. 14. Woman in Blue reading a Letter 1662-64
  15. 15. Woman with a Water Jug New York, Metropolitan Museum 46x42 1664-65
  16. 16. The Love Letter 44x38 1669-70
  17. 17. Sargent
  18. 18. Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears 1899 Oil on canvas
  19. 19. NAME: PERIOD: HOMEROOM Component Grading for Chiaroscuro Figure possible 1. Cropped to touch 3 sides 25 interesting negative space 2. Shows Movement 15 3. Use of Greek figure proportions 20 looks real - not like a cartoon 4. Use of Media & Material to show 20 Highlight & Shadow (Chiaroscuro) shows at least 5 values(D,MD,M,ML,L) 5. Presentation (overall look) 20 TOTAL POINTS 100

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