Chiaroscuro in Art: Definition, Technique, Artists & Examples Video


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Oil paints replaced which medium as the favorite of painters during the Renaissance?

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1. Which technique was NOT used by painters of the Renaissance to create an illusion of three dimensionality?

2. Which medium below does NOT have an associated chiaroscuro technique?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chiaroscuro was a popular style in paintings used to depict three dimensionality. This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of it and review some of the famous artists that used this technique. Some of the artists you will read about are Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt van Rijn.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • The paint medium favored by painters prior to oil paints
  • Techniques used to create the appearance of three dimensionality
  • A medium that doesn't have a chiaroscuro technique
  • An exaggerated form of chiaroscuro used in the Baroque era
  • A French painter known for using chiaroscuro

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on chiaroscuro
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about painting techniques and mediums
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding famous Baroque and Renaissance artists

Additional Learning

To learn more about chiaroscuro, review the accompanying lesson on this art technique. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify chiaroscuro
  • Identify types of mediums associated with chiaroscuro, such as woodcut and drawing
  • Understand loss of popularity in chiaroscuro
  • Define oil paint and tempera
  • Learn of Caravaggio, Joseph Wright of Derby, and other artists who used the chiaroscuro technique