Chiaroscuro is generally only remarked upon when it is a particularly prominent feature of the work, usually when the artist is using extreme contrasts of light and shade.
Chiaroscuro is an Italian term which translates as light-dark, and refers to the balance and pattern of light and shade in a painting or drawing
Selected artworks in the collection
John Constable, David Lucas Vignette: Hampstead Heath, Middlesex
1831 or 2