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kino-eye ADMIN August 4, 2010
I'm happy to see that Chiaroscuro has organically grown to over 650 members and over 5,000 photos that exemplify Chiaroscuro. If you would like to be a Moderator to help prune photos that are off-mark, let me know. It's not an involved task, the group has been running smoothly with a slow but high quality flow of submissions. If your image is removed from the pool, and you don't agree, let me know, regards David Tames (user kino-eye).

Group Description

n., [It., lit., clear, dark < L. clarus, clear + obscurus, dark] 1. the treatment of light and dark in a drawing, painting, photograph or shot in a film, etc., to produce the illusion of depth, a dramatic effect, etc. 2. a style of drawing, painting, photography, or cinematography etc., emphasizing such treatment. 3. A Flickr group in which contributors show their photographs (or frames from their own films) that display the use of chiaroscuro.

This group was founded on September 5, 2005 for images that exemplify chiaroscuro in terms of context, mood and quality, so be warned that submissions will be removed without explanation if the moderators don't think the image fits with the editorial box of the pool. If an image is removed, please don't take this personally; look over the images in the pool, and as yourself, did the image really exemplify chiaroscuro. We want your submissions, as long as they are right for the pool. We stress quality over quantity, which is why we limit posting to four images a week. We're not trying to win any "most members" or "most images' records on Flickr with this group. We would like, however, to be a resource for viewing a wide range of interesting examples of chiaroscuro.

Icon is a detail from Caravaggio's "David" (circa 1609)

Group Rules

The rules for the Chiaroscuro Group are simple: images must be clearly representative of Chiaroscuro. Images that do not qualify will be removed. Chiaroscuro usually means bold contrasts to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects such as the human body. While originally descriptive of painting, the term is also used in describing lighting effects in photography and cinema. At the moment, Chiaroscuro is public, and anyone can join. The group started out as invitation only. If these rules are not followed, we'll go back to invite only.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 4 things to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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