Chiaroscuro is a term that might not be familiar to the average gallery patron but may have appeared in the teaching of many of Paris’ art schools. The term refers to colour wood engraving. It became a popular way to experiment with wood engraving in the 16th century. Artists wanted new ways to add tone and shade beyond the confines of monochrome images. This Italian practice became popular across Europe and there are many French collections of leading artists.
This Chiaroscuro exhibition in the Rotonde Sully at the Louvre offer a chance to see many leading examples from these top collections, as well as the British Museum. Artists include Peter Paul Rubens, Parmigianino and Domenico Beccafumi.
The show begins on October 18th, 2018 and runs right through the end of the year until January 29th, 2019. The hope here is that it will educate audiences on this lesser known art form and give a new perspective on the subtleties of colour.
From October 18, 2018, to January 29, 2019
Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France
Full rate €15
Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.