Translation of chiaroscuro in Spanish:


claroscuro, n.

Pronunciation /kjɑrəˈsk(j)ʊroʊ/ /kɪˌɑːrəˈskʊərəʊ/

See Spanish definition of claroscuro


  • 1

    claroscuro masculine
    • The brusque application of plaster disrupts the logic of the painting's chiaroscuro.
    • Each vignette, usually showing one or two figures, is a little anthology of effects, combining contour drawing, crosshatching, chiaroscuro, graphic boldness and delicate detailing.
    • Then he saw the light - in the form of Caravaggio's dramatic chiaroscuro - and became one of that master's most resourceful followers.
    • The image's effect lies in its extraordinary brilliance of colour, and chiaroscuro; with an imaginative concept and a contemporary feeling forcefully united.
    • Partly because of his interest in chiaroscuro, Leonardo was not very interested in color.