Chiaroscuro in art is an Italian term which literally means ‘light-dark’. In paintings the description refers to clear tonal contrasts which are often used to suggest the volume and modelling of the subjects depicted.
Chiaroscuro originated during the Renaissance as drawing on coloured paper.
this picture is so beautiful. im sure you are aware of the french photographer albert kahn.Well if not check out musee albert kahn in paris next time youre there! im a huge fan of his work…well this photo is so so reminiscent of his style, the lighting, her stance, this lady appears almost to be in costume, a subject kahn was very keen to photograph…very very beautiful.
im very naughty,im so excited by the similarity i came straight to post comment without reading the rest of the comments! i bet i wont be the only one to make this comparison!
i check your blog daily and am blown away but i’ve never dared comment.
but this portrait leaves me no choice -
in my opinion this is one of your most exquisite portraits. not just for her gentle beauty and pretty blouse but for the renaissance painting you’ve created.
I’ll be honest; I have been getting less and less enchanted with this blog because of the parade of designer clothes worn by magazine editors and models who might as well be from another planet. I always like seeing one or two of those, because hey, fantasy is fun, right? But that’s not how people dress. This girl though; this is what this blog does best, everything about this photo draws your attention to only what you want us to see about her with no extraneous detail. Its technically perfect. She is captivating. Bravo. More of this.
I confess that it’s the first time I leave a comment. But with this one, a tear came into my eye, and I had to write something. So literary, so cinematic, so pictorial, so sartorial… You captured not only the timeless light outside, but also the light within her! You are blessed with a great talent and you bless us with amazing photos. Thank you, please go on