Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, The Conversion of Saint Paul, c. 1601, oil on canvas, 7’6” x 5’7”, Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Just a Second: chiaroscuro

 Chiaroscuro (noun)

Italian word that refers to the shading (or modeling) in a work of art.

Caravaggio is well known for his highly developed chiaroscuro.



Sally Coleman | The Art Minute

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