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09:03:46 PM Oct 2nd 2010
Cutting this
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?"
12:26:52 PM Aug 26th 2010
edited by Goldfritha
What's weird about the shading?

Besides, it's a Generally Recognized Trope, and chiaroscuro is the term for it. Google it, and see how common it is.