What is the artistic term for the intense contrast between light and dark in painting?

6:35 AM, Jul 15, 2013   |    comments
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a. chiaroscuro

The technique was employed heavily in the work of Rembrandt.  He was born on July 15, 1606.

Chiaroscuro is an Italian word.  To anyone who speaks the language, the stumper answer would have been incredibly obvious since it translates to English as "light-dark."

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