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CHIAROSCURO (from the Ital. chiaro, I...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 118 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHIAROSCURO (from the Ital. chiaro, Iight or brightness, and oscuro, darkness or shade), the disposition of light and shade in a painting; the term is applied to an early method of printing wood-engravings from several blpcks, and also to a picture in black and white, or brown and white only.
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