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Rembrandt painted with a light appearing from the subjects right side (from perspective of subject). I'm guessing it was to suggest sunlight entering a window.

Chiaroscuro (Italian for clear-dark) is a term in art for a contrast between light and dark. The term is usually applied to bold contrasts affecting a whole composition, but is also more technically used by artists and art historians for the use of effects representing contrasts of light, not necessarily strong, to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects such as the human body.
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Nude in Chiaroscuro by ~uqbar1 won the 3rd place in the "Show us your Palette" contest and is a fine tribute to Rembrandt! ( Featured by Helewidis )
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terracotta27 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
the skin tone is so rich and the shadows draw such contrast - beautiful image
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:iconartman3712:
ARTMAN3712 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
very beautiful picture !
Please Mister could you allow me to use it in order to reproduce it in painting or drawing?
thank's in advance for your answer
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Beautiful work! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconsouthernjohnny:
southernjohnny Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
impressive, the lighting accenuated the models skin tones and curves wonderfully. Her pose and expression well suited to the task. Well done to the both of you!
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daeda1uss Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
I have been working with this technique and decided to check out DA.

Wow!

Excellent example of the technique!
Thank you for posting it!
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:iconuqbar1:
uqbar1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Thanks. It was done with a minimal set up. Just one floodlight bulb from left side of model.
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:iconbrucecharles77:
brucecharles77 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
I'm always ready for a technically excellent, artistically informed work of beauty. Bravo and cheers.
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:iconrockkeyman:
RockKeyman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Foto carina :)
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:iconstycotl:
stycotl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
here is the link to the drawing that i did of this photo. if there are any problems, let me know.

thanks, aaron.

[link]
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:iconthugnastay227:
Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
thank you for the explanation of the the title here. the first thing that does grab my attention here is the level of contrast. it does add to this image a lot. great job on that.
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:iconpjotr2008:
pjotr2008 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
i like this kind of lights! nice! :)
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:icondumbcrust:
dumbcrust Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
touching : )
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:iconjimdrknght:
jimdrknght Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
fantastic colors
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:iconerosmyth:
ErosMyth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Truly beautiful! :wow:
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:iconhoshi-zora:
Hoshi-Zora Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Wow... I really love the contrast and these colors
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:iconhelewidis:
Helewidis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Photographer
:wave: Hello!

I featured you in: [link]

thank you for sharing it with dA! :heart:
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:iconuqbar1:
uqbar1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Hola!! Bom Dia! Pura vida, maes! ; )
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femaleartlover Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I find this piece intoxicating . It has a relaxed feel about it, as if we are viewing a model who is completely unaware of her nudity, unselfconcious and at ease.
Beautiful!
Joy :rose:
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femaleartlover Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I find this piece intoxicating . It has a relaxed feel about it, as if we are viewing a model who is completely unaware of her nudity, unselfconcious and at ease.
Beautiful!
Joy :rose:
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:iconpace1958:
pace1958 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Fantastic image , great work
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:icondethmonky-rai:
dethmonky-rai Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
its very good, be very proud of yourself, you did a fine good, enjoy it and make more art of anykind, show us your talent
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:iconnineara:
nineara Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
that's great nude, also the lighting!
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:iconactnup:
Actnup Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008   Interface Designer
Great job! The lighting is superb! All around A+++
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:iconpsyniac:
psyniac Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Really effective use of tones.

I swear I recognise the model, but I must be mad :S
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YorokobiAssaiki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
This is a well thought out composition. The hue of the lighting is perfect and it's angle does an excellent job of expressing the various contours and details.
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darkangel443 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
I love this! the lighting is so...just indescribable. Wonderful job!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional
Great job ,
worthy of a DD...
Very apt description as well.
Nice to see another who does their homework...
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:iconmetrogaijin:
MetroGaijin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Beautiful photo.

The Joker
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:icontarushiru:
tarushiru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
for some reason she reminds me more of mona lisa than a painting by rembrandt... hmmmm... nevertheless :thumbsup::)
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:iconhcalves:
hcalves Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Finally...

A photographer that paints with shadows, a pose that isn't violent or vulgar, and a model with a warm smile that look just like real women.

Just beautiful.
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zeldaconnetion Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Student Writer
Casual and simple pose, a beautiful model and lovely yet mysterious lighting. Perfect shot :clap:
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:iconuqbar1:
uqbar1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
thanks--Saeiane, what a great name!
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:iconzeldaconnetion:
zeldaconnetion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student Writer
You're quite welcome, and I thank you for your compliment :)
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:icondarquechyld:
DarqueChyld Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Your work is amazing!
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FDSR388 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Very warm relaxed atmosphere and the smile gives a calm tone to the whole scene. Very well done and very lovely. Your model did a wondeful job, give her my regards.
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:iconuqbar1:
uqbar1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
thanks, i think she is in china somewhere
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:icongreenmexican:
GREENMEXICAN Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
wow, look like are a photo
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:iconsimbamarasa:
Simbamarasa Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
this is just beautiful. i am really struck by the color and texture, and by your model's muscle-tone. wonderful nude. after looking at your gallery, i think you have found your depth with this one.
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uqbar1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
thanks; decided to go with the reddish skin--earth color
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:iconsimbamarasa:
Simbamarasa Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
it was an excellent decision. very dramatic.
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:iconmode88101:
Mode88101 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Really beautiful.
5 stars!
hehe
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:iconhults2:
hults2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008   Writer
Definitely a beautiful study of light and shadow. Am assuming you used a studio light of some sort... but it certainly mimics the sun well in this.
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:iconlordfreeza:
LordFreeza Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!!
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:iconmmmmuppet:
Mmmmuppet Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
beautiful pose, love the lighting and the model
great job
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Kanki-Kitty Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
This is gorgeous.

It's such a sensual and intimate picture.

The human body is so beautiful.

Good job. :']
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:iconuqbar1:
uqbar1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
thanks I think it's sensual too but it's also very innocent
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:iconcacochia:
cacochia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
wow...

Beautiful girl...

Beautiful image...
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:iconphotoscot:
photoscot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Beautiful light! Amazing warmth in her expression. A wonderful nude portrait!
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:iconbonooru:
Bonooru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Shadows and lights are almost perfect... they perfectly mould her shape!
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:iconethereal-divinity:
Ethereal-Divinity Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008   Digital Artist
Amazing lighting. Nicely done!
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