09:03:46 PM Oct 2nd 2010
The origin of this is, of course, the color of the typical light-source in the Renaissance: Many paintings are seemingly lit by a candle, or off-screen by a whole bunch of candles, although narrow beams of sunlight in a dark space and lots of dust also may achieve a beautiful chiaroscuro effect.Because the typical light source in the Rennaissance was, of course, sunlight.
11:27:09 PM Aug 23rd 2010
Why such a weird name? Why not something everyone will understand on sight, like "Weird Shading?"