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Chiar-oscuro [pronounce ke-ar-ros-kuʹ-ro]

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A style of painting now calledblack and white.”

“Chiar-oscuro … . is the art of representing light in shadow and shadow in light, so that the parts represented in shadow shall still have the clearness and warmth of those in light; and those in light, the depth and softness of those in shadow.”—Chambers: Encyclopœdia, iii. p. 171.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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