Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An artist who draws in chiaroscuro.
  • Executed in chiaroscuro, or by a chiaroscurist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A painter who cares for and studies light and shade rather than color.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A painter who uses light and shade rather than colour to create the illusion of volume.

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Examples

  • With the word "chiaroscurist" in mind, that idea re-emerged from the shadows.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • With the word "chiaroscurist" in mind, that idea re-emerged from the shadows.

    Appoggiatura

  • One of those words, "chiaroscurist" struck a chord with me because I've always been a bit of a fan of the technique of chiaroscuro, the balance of light and dark.

    Appoggiatura

  • One of those words, "chiaroscurist" struck a chord with me because I've always been a bit of a fan of the technique of chiaroscuro, the balance of light and dark.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • So it was a piece of cake for her to slice through her final challenge, "" chiaroscurist '' (an artist who works in light and shade).

    A Daedal Test Of Parrhesia

  • Synopsis: An chiaroscurist - an artist who specializes in monotone pictures which highlight might and shadow - sculpts the face of god in a monastery.

    4/06 UPDATE: My New Year's Resolution

  • The greatest chiaroscurist of real-world painting (IMHO) -- and perhaps the real Chiaroscurist of the story -- was also one of the great gay icons (IMHO) of all time ... another Michelangelo, not Buonarotti but Caravaggio.

    A Wee Happy Glow

  • Now if I could just think of a joke starting "A chiaroscurist, a euonymist and a solipsist walk into a bar ..."

    Another Interview

  • The greatest chiaroscurist of real-world painting (IMHO) -- and perhaps the real Chiaroscurist of the story -- was also one of the great gay icons (IMHO) of all time ... another Michelangelo, not Buonarotti but Caravaggio.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • He was a chiaroscurist, and not naturally offended by their violent light and shade, until George Richmond showed him the more excellent way in colour, the glow of Venice, first hinting it at Rome in 1840, and then proving it in London in the spring of 1842 from Samuel Rogers 'treasures, of which the chief (now in the National Gallery) was the “Christ appearing to the Magdalen.”

    The Life of John Ruskin

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