Oil Painting on Canvas " Chiaroscuro" Original
Chiaroscuro series are a sub-series within the same theme of Refractions. The translation of Chiaroscuro from Italian is Light-Dark. It is a term used by artists to show 3-dimentiality, volume and depth. As a classically trained artist I was trained on the works of the masters, Da Vinci, Caravaggio and Rembrandt were some of the master of chiaroscuro. Being in a complete owe and adoration of great masters I embarked on my own search of depth, light and shadow in a painting but without a definition of a shape, and the boundaries of an object or figure. I wanted to truly embrace the light and shadow and explore the rhythm and movement.
Using very limited palette 2 colors and black and white it is an ode to color theory, on the idea that close to adjusted colors some colors will change their appearance, will migrate into a different color group and become warmer or cooler depending on the mix.