noun. a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color.
Sentences with chiaroscuro
1. Noun, singular or mass
Caravaggio's work was known for its extreme chiaroscuro and often violent subject matter, such as his paintings of Judith with the severed head of Holofernes.
2. Verb, base form
Painted art is two-dimensional; chiaroscuro visually tricks the eye into seeing three dimensions and a more realistic depiction of life.