Chiaroscuro Angel

Chiaroscuro pantheon angel in Rome, Italy
Chiaroscuro pantheon angel in Rome, Italy

Chiaroscuro, from the Italian words for light “chiaro” and dark “scuro”, is an artistic term describing the use of strongly contrasting light and dark shades in an image or composition. Sculpting light creates shadow, bringing out the contours of a subject in relief and adding a sense of depth and dimension. What better subject to practice on than a beautiful sculpture in Rome’s Pantheon, just before the lights were switched off for the night….