Definition of high-key in English:

high-key

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(also high-keyed)

adjective

Art & Photography
  • Having a predominance of light or bright tones.
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    • The sombre dark altarpieces of Piazzetta are the last great exemplars of Counter-Reformation religious art, while Tiepolo painted luminous and high-keyed frescoes of religious and mythological subjects.
    • His pleasant and undemanding style was marked by brilliant high-keyed colouring and vigorous brushwork, representing a kind of conservative version of Impressionism.
    • Today her painting style has evolved from the classical to, now, a fusion of high-key tones, rich in saturated color and exotic still life content.

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