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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

Alexander Fedin - Translucent Leaves

Translucent Leaves

Alexander Fedin

Chuck  Hicks - Sunset On A Stilt

Sunset On A Stilt

Chuck Hicks

Chuck  Hicks - Seven Mile Sunset

Seven Mile Sunset

Chuck Hicks

Damijana Cermelj -  Grandma

Grandma's coffee

Damijana Cermelj

Damijana Cermelj - Coffee1


Damijana Cermelj

Stefano Senise - Black Coffee

Black Coffee

Stefano Senise

Jack Zulli - Final Walk

Final Walk

Jack Zulli

Mario Morales Rubi - Descend


Mario Morales Rubi

David Zimmerman - Bashful


David Zimmerman

Dorothy Berry-Lound - Missing Dad

Missing Dad

Dorothy Berry-Lound

Damijana Cermelj - Red red

Red red

Damijana Cermelj

Georgiana Romanovna - Death Of Ophelia

Death Of Ophelia

Georgiana Romanovna

Georgiana Romanovna - My Little Secret - Mona Lisa

My Little Secret - Mona Lisa

Georgiana Romanovna

Kathy Bassett - Entries


Kathy Bassett

Damijana Cermelj - A ray of sunlight.

A ray of sunlight.

Damijana Cermelj

Mario Morales Rubi - Purple Ebony

Purple Ebony

Mario Morales Rubi

Mike Norkin - New Light

New Light

Mike Norkin

Damijana Cermelj - Llily of the valley

Llily of the valley

Damijana Cermelj

Damijana Cermelj - Green and purple

Green and purple

Damijana Cermelj