- 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.
Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.
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highlight — [hī′līt΄] n. 1. a) a part on which light is brightest [the highlights on the cheeks] b) a part of a painting, photograph, etc. on which light is represented as brightest c) the representation or effect of such light in a painting, photograph, etc … English World dictionary
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