Hostess: Susan Brittingham
Experiments in Contrast and Color: Use strong value contrast in a dramatic way
In September we looked at the colors of the Old Masters. In October, we used Notan to explore positive and negative space using high contrast. This month, we continue our explorations of contrast and revisit Rembrandt‘s use of chiaroscuro.
For November, I ask you to use strong value contrast in a dramatic way. To paraphrase one of the articles below: “use chiaroscuro to achieve a dramatic intensification of
action or mood“. I am also going to stipulate that using exclusively black and white is off limits. You must use some color in your work.
You may have seen some of these articles on chiaroscuro from previous challenges. We return to the Old Masters again and again as examples of great art.
So try using some high contrast, with color, to create a strong dramatic effect and have fun!
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