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chiaroscuro
used in Light in August

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Definition
art:  a painting technique that skillfully contrasts light and shadow
  • It seemed to him that he could see the yellow day opening peacefully on before him, like a corridor, an arras, into a still chiaroscuro without urgency.
    Chapter 5 (58% in)
  • It was hot; heat quivered up from the asphalt, giving to the familiar buildings about the square a nimbus quality, a quality of living and palpitant chiaroscuro.
    Chapter 13 (73% in)

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