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Hannibal Art Meme

Chiaroscuro
One of the four major painting modes of the Renaissance, popularized by Leonardo da Vinci and (arguably) perfected by Caravaggio, “chiaroscuro” is an Italian term that literally translates to “light-dark.” It was used for three dimensional modeling in a two dimensional space, and to impart a sense of high drama and mystery as the stark contrast between light and dark deepens. (x) (x) (x)