Dictionary definitions and etymology illustrated from contemporary and classical literature (selected from 'A Book for Today').
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Chiaroscuro: Chiaroscuro is a compound Italian word combining chairo (light) and scuro (dark), words sharing etymology with clear and obscure. It refers to monochrome drawings, painting, or etchings where the image is represented in the interplay of light and dark.
Inside the vestibule at the top of the stairs stood the chairoscuro figure of a man.