chiaroscuro ［It.］ n. 【美】（絵画・文芸上の）明暗の配合［対照］（法）; 明暗法による絵画など.
n., pl. -ros. In all senses also called claire-obscure.The technique of using light and shade in pictorial representation.
The arrangement of light and dark elements in a pictorial work of art.
A woodcut technique in which several blocks are used to print different shades of a color.
A woodcut print made by this technique.
[Italian : chiaro, bright, light (from Latin clārus, clear) + oscuro, dark (from Latin obscūrus).]
進一步精彩的說明:Wikipedia article "Chiaroscuro".
美國民主黨初選仍勝負未分 紐約時報專欄 作家Columnist Maureen Dowd 說他兩仍將黑白分明對照再戰下去
她一直很重視此字眼所以先前就用過此 opined back in 1999 that lighting was the reason Warren Beatty wouldn't run for president: he needs to control the light he's cast in, but a campaign would force him to surrender that control to the media and the public."He can instruct the technicians on the Larry King show about the best way to light him. Once, while I was interviewing the star at his candle-lit dinner table in Hollywood, he wanted to read me something about Tennessee Williams. Instead of turning on a lamp, he fetched a tiny flashlight. You've got to like a guy who cares about chiaroscuro."