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Chiaroscuro Group



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Tamara Kulish

Poplar Bluff, MO

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Chiaroscuro Group

About This Group

The artful technique of light and dark contrasts with shadows to give a 3 dimensional effect to 2 dimensional works. The goal is to bring out the BEAUTY in each piece!

Chiaroscuro (English pronunciation: /kiˌɑːrəˈskjʊəroʊ/; Italian: [kjarosˈkuːro]; Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. In photography, chiaroscuro often is effected by the use of 'Rembrandt lighting' this according to Wikipedia.

This group is for everyone who loves drama in photography and artwork!

For paintings created with a dark under painting first: please include the word Chiaroscuro in your key words and be sure to add it to the description! I (Tamara) love to start on dark backgrounds I've prepared and then paint on top to bring the light into the shadows!

For the collector: these curated images are grouped in trios, to help you artfully decorate your walls with images, or to make an interesting grouping of pillows on a sofa or bed! If you're looking to redecorate a room, I'd suggest choosing one dominant image which really speaks to you, and adding coordinating but smaller images which support the largest. You can create your own groupings around an artist/photographer, color groupings, animals, flowers or anything which speaks to you!

Artists/ Photographers/Collectors: I try to give a brand new selection each month or so! The selections are based on the submissions which have been received since the last time I rotated the images, and don't reflect any particular bias to any Artist/Photographer! My goal is to represent something seasonal and to create dynamic groupings which spoke the strongest to me! Since these are my particular tastes, it in no way reflects poorly on anyone or any piece which didn't find its way onto the home page! There are so many fantastic pieces in our group... I encourage you to peruse our other pages to see what I mean! (I may even pull a piece from a different page if I feel it rounds out a grouping I'm working on!

1. Limit of 3 images per day.
2. Please keep to the theme.
3. No nudes!
4. Submit your best images.
5. No duplicates with slight alterations in size or color, please.
6. Any form of artwork is welcome: paint, photos, drawings, silk, quilt art, digital, altered, and more.
7. Featured photos will be changed about once per month.
8. Group rules may change without notice.

#chiaroscuro, #rembrandt, #nature, #flowers, #moody, #unique, #interiordesign, #interior design

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Featured Images

AnnaJo Vahle - Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

AnnaJo Vahle

Claudia Mottram - Happy Woman

Happy Woman's Day 1

Claudia Mottram

Damijana Cermelj - Orange rose

Orange rose

Damijana Cermelj

Nikolyn McDonald - Old Church - Pew

Old Church - Pew

Nikolyn McDonald

Dorothy Berry-Lound - Critter Halloween

Critter Halloween

Dorothy Berry-Lound

David Zimmerman - Asleep At the Wheel

Asleep At the Wheel

David Zimmerman

Sharon Ely - Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Sharon Ely

Betsy Zimmerli - Gladiola Morning

Gladiola Morning

Betsy Zimmerli

Bijan Pirnia - Lily X

Lily X

Bijan Pirnia

AnnaJo Vahle - Onions


AnnaJo Vahle

Damijana Cermelj - Reflection2


Damijana Cermelj

Damijana Cermelj - Pears black and white

Pears black and white

Damijana Cermelj

Jenny Rainbow - Ghost of Love

Ghost of Love

Jenny Rainbow

Eberhard Schmidt-Dranske - Emotion


Eberhard Schmidt-Dranske