Definition of tenebrism in English:

tenebrism

Line breaks: tene|brism
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛnəbrɪz(ə)m/

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A style of painting developed by Caravaggio and other 17th-century Spanish and Italian artists, characterized by predominantly dark tones and shadows with dramatically contrasting effects of light.

Derivatives

tenebrist

noun

Origin

from Italian tenebroso 'dark' + -ism.

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