Top Definition
Italian for light and dark dramatic use of contrasts of light and shade.
That painting has great use of chiaroscuro.
by Artistic_person July 22, 2005
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9 Words related to Chiaroscuro
1 the french word for contrast
2 the rat from The Tale Of Despereaux
3 the name of my guinea pig
chiaroscuro really likes the light, but was born and raised in the dark, so he became a troubled rat
by aesrdtxfycujkihrtwegfe August 04, 2010
I'm the only person smart enough to know what this means... anyway it means the contrast of light and dark.
Chiaroscuro. How the hell do you make an example?
by Adrian June 24, 2005

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