I have always wanted to be an artist…a painter specifically. And I did try, but in the end, I studied Art History and realized that I am not a painter. Practically forced into photography by circumstance, I learned that I paint better with my eyes than with my hands. Sharing the beauty my eyes see is the important part.
1680s, "disposition of light and dark in a picture," literally "bright-dark," from Italian chiaro "clear, bright" (from Latin clarus; see clear (adj.)) + oscuro (from Latin obscurus; see obscure (adj.)). Related: Chiaroscurist.
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