The way he can make the light shine in amazes me... pure genius. The real-life power of Rembrandt | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

The real-life power of Rembrandt

Chiaroscuro -use of contrast between light and dark- photography

Pin is from Angelica Cruz. I chose this photograph because it has a visual cue, chiaroscuro lighting. Chiaroscuro lighting makes the photo more dramatic because it creates an illusion of making it more three-dimensional.

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Gatsby connects the green light to a person; This photo shows green light being cascaded onto a person.

Sacred Love Versus Profane Love (1602–03) by Giovanni Baglione. Intended as an attack on his hated enemy, the artist Caravaggio, it shows a boy (hinting at Caravaggio's homosexuality) on one side, a devil with Caravaggio's face on the other, and between an angel representing pure, meaning non-erotic, love.

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An example of chiaroscuro in painting: this oil on canvas by Giovanni Baglione 'Sacred and Profane Love' shows dramatic compositional chiaroscuro

Self-Portrait by  Tintoretto // This guy helped create Mannerism and worked with chiarascuro, a blending of light and dark to make shadows. Boom. Acdec.

Tintoretto Self-Portrait, , Museum of Art, Philadelphia. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Self-Portrait by Tintoretto.

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