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What does the French word chiaroscuro mean in English?
Chiaroscuro is not a French word, but an Italian word, translated 'clair-obscur' (clear/dark) in French. This is a painting technique where faces or people stand out in an otherwise dark background, as if lighted by candles or lamps. You also use different shades to give an impression of depth. ...