Silhouettes in the land of Chiaroscuro

October 22, 2012  •  3 Comments

Statues in Florence, Italy. Photographed by Maurizio Riccio

This week's Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily post at wordpress.com is "Silhouette."

Chiaroscuro is an italian artistic term that means literally light-dark. The term originated in the Renaissance and refers to a technique used in painting that uses strong contrast between dark and light areas to emphasize the modeling of forms.


Walking through the streets of Florence you can witness this term come to life. On a bright sunny day, in the late afternoon, sunlight filters down through the ancient buildings creating ever-new forms with the old sculptures. Mythical figures, old rulers, war and love dramas are replayed each day as the light appears, shifts and disappears. More photographs of Florence here.

 

Statues in Florence, Italy. Photographed by Maurizio Riccio


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3.Kateri(non-registered)
Gorgeous. The dolphin silhouette is especially stunning!
2.evilnymphstuff(non-registered)
Wow those statues are breath-taking! Great shots :)
1.Mama Zen(non-registered)
Gorgeous shots!
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