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chiaroscuro (noun) – 1. The technique of using light and shade in pictorial representation.
2. The arrangement of light and dark elements in a pictorial work of art.
3. (a) A woodcut technique in which several blocks are used to print different shades of a colour.
(b) A woodcut print made by this technique. In all senses also called claire-obscure.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1680s, “disposition of light and dark in a picture,” literally “bright-dark,” from Italian chiaro “clear, bright” (from Latin clarus; see clear) + oscuro (from Latin obscurus).