Highlight

DEFINITION

A point of intense brightness, such as the reflection in an eye.<br><br>The area on any surface which reflects the most light. Highlights and shadows are important to the achievement of chiaroscuro. Also, to direct attention or to emphasize through use of color.Examples:Michelangelo (born Michelangiolo Buonarroti) (Italian, 1475-1564), the left eye of David, 1501-04, marble, entire statue 17 feet high, Galleria dell&#39;Accademia, Florence. The pupil was carved not to represent its form, but to represent its values. The sculptor has retained a bit of marble inside the pupil in order to create a highlight. A detail of David&#39;s head, and a second one. See colossal, detail, Renaissance, and sculpture. Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA, has recently produced ultra-high-resolution digital images of Michelangelo&#39;s David and St. Matthew sculptures.

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