Chiaroscuro Lindman/ Art 120
Chiaroscuro means,” light to dark’ in Italian. The term was used to describe how Renaissance artists such as Leonardo, used value transitions to give the illusion of form on a two-dimensional surface.
Your assignment is to place three eggs (or three eggs and a lemon) in a still-life situation (i.e. on a table, white paper is the easiest).
Light your situation with one light, strong enough to get dark and light values, soft enough to get middle grays and value transitions. Make sure your lighting situation doesn’t change.
Compose your picture plane. Make eggs bigger on your paper than they are in real life.
Your drawing should exhibit a full range of grays, but don’t lose your dark and light “anchors”.
Your eggs should show volume in a lighted situation. Do not show outline.
Use charcoal or pencil on your Strathmore paper.