Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday

Two words Ifound in a book recently which I thought were interesting.

Chiaroscuro- in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.

Demimonde- The class of women(in 19th. century France) considered to be of doubtful morality and social standing.



4 comments:

  1. I've run into chiaroscuro before but would have never in this lifetime have been able to summon it if I'd wanted.

    Since demimonde translates literally as "half-world", I never would have guessed its true meaning.

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  2. I've looked up chiaroscuro before and still don't really understand it.

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