Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing light and shade, part of The Art of Color Correction: Artistic Color Grading on the Timeline.
The artists of the Renaissance had begun to observe their subjects in a three …dimensional space. And an important factor in their …technique was observing the way the light fell upon the subject. …Where and how they placed the light themselves and the kind of light in which …they were painting. This approach inspired other artists to …work in a similar way. Developing painted images through the use …of this tonal contrast became known as chiaroscuro, which literally means light …and shade. Where the most important element is the …contrast between the light and dark areas of the image.…
Chiaroscuro is the signature style of the famous Dutch painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. …On the art reference PDF there are links to paintings by Rembrandt, and also the …Spanish artist Goya, which demonstrate this technique. …Using chiaroscuro gave artists the opportunity to look at their subject in …the context of light, and how the light was falling on the subject. …So in a way, the artists are forming there image by observing light, shade, …
- What is a grade?
- Starting with contrast and color
- Observing Michelangelo's approach to high and low contrast
- Accentuating highlights in the style of Fra Angelico
- Working with Leonardo da Vinci's limited palettes
- Using chiaroscuro to increase tension
- Changing the mood of a scene with light and shade
- Applying colors to complement skin tones
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Starting a Grade
2. Fresco and Early Renaissance
Introducing the Renaissance2m 43s
4. Light and Shade
5. The Impressionists
6. Effective Use of Color
Next steps3m 27s
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