Definition of raking light in English:

raking light

Syllabification: rak·ing light


  • (In art or photography) bright light, usually beamed obliquely, used to reveal such things as texture and detail.
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    • The resulting his paintings is a harsh, raking light that strikes across the composition, illuminating parts of it while plunging the rest into deep shadow.
    • The raking light emphasizes the uneven terrain of their bodies, covered with a seemingly infinite number of very fine wrinkles.
    • The figure is seen in raking light against an impenetrable blackness.

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