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Multi-colored woodblock prints in the Renaissance and Baroque.
In the beginning of the 16th Century, when printing technologies were expanding quickly, a new technique of woodblock printing was invented in Germany, which made possible color shading as one means of strengthening an illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface. This evolution created a great sensation and developed further in Italy, which was the center of the Renaissance Art.
This new technique was named "chiaroscuro", which means light and shade. Chiaroscuro woodblock printing later spread throughout Flanders (Belgium and the Southern Holland), Holland, France, and Britain.
Chiaroscuro is loved by art collectors and has an exceptionally good reputation compared to other kinds of printings techniques.
From 2005-10-08 To 2005-12-11
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