chiaroscuro, portrait

CHIAROSCURO

In each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. We’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real. We’ve got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there is a lot of grey to work with. No one can live in the light all the time.
– Libba Bray

chiaroscuro, portrait, cat

This is what wikipedia has to say about chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro (English pronunciation: /kiˌɑːrəˈskjʊəroʊ/; Italian: [ˌkjaroˈskuːro]; Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.

chiaroscuro, portrait, clock

“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”
― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

chiaroscuro, portrait, woman at window

“Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand?

Tonight when the stars come out and the moon rises in the velvet sky, look outside your window, then raise your hand and position your fingers around the disk of light.

There you go . . . That was easy!”

― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

chiaroscuro, portrait, woman at window

“You have the nicest window, you know? None of the others can even compete. It’s not flashy like the others, or bleary – your window gives off this nice, quiet light.”
― Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake

chiaroscuro, portrait, cat at window

Just sayin’

Moira ♥

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