Chiaroscuro

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7YCa1 in action

This week in Canon Art History lessons we have been unpicking Chiarosuro: the dramatic use of extreme light and dark within an artwork.

This workshop was in response to the plethora of questions that we had about the atmosphere created by Artemesia Genteleschi in her gruesome masterpeice Judith Slaying Holofernes.

Students set up their own dramatic lighting with help from a smart phone (or 30)  and made successful drawings filled with drama. Success.