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Monochrome : painting in black and white

Author: Lelia Packer; Jennifer Sliwka; National Gallery (Great Britain),; Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf, Germany),
Publisher: London : National Gallery Company Limited, [New Haven, Connecticut] : Distributed by Yale University Press 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Painting 'without color' has long held a fascination for artists and in this striking and original book, the authors explore how and why artists throughout the centuries have chosen to paint in black, white and shades of gray. Sometimes painters used trompe l'oeil monochromatic effects to imitate other media, such as sculpture, printmaking or photography; others have consciously limited their palette as a means of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lelia Packer; Jennifer Sliwka; National Gallery (Great Britain),; Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf, Germany),
ISBN: 9781857096149 1857096142 9781857096132 1857096134
OCLC Number: 1002684219
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Painting the sacred --
Studies in light and shadow --
Independent paintings in Grisaille --
Monochrome painting and sculpture --
Monochrome painting and printmaking --
Monochrome painting in the age of photography and film --
Abstraction in black and white --
Beyond painting: Monochrome and installation art --
Your monochrome listening / Olafur Eliasson.
Other Titles: Painting in black and white
Responsibility: Lelia Packer and Jennifer Sliwka.

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"Painting 'without color' has long held a fascination for artists and in this striking and original book, the authors explore how and why artists throughout the centuries have chosen to paint in black, white and shades of gray. Sometimes painters used trompe l'oeil monochromatic effects to imitate other media, such as sculpture, printmaking or photography; others have consciously limited their palette as a means of re-focusing the viewer's attention, while modern and contemporary artists such as Cy Twombly and Gerhard Richter have often found inspiration in pushing black and white to its limits, and in new directions. The authors trace the history of this art form, from the symbolism of sacred images in medieval church ritual to the abstract canvases of the modern era"--Back cover.

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