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Author Packer, Lelia, author.

Title Monochrome : painting in black and white / Lelia Packer and Jennifer Sliwka.

Publication Info. London : National Gallery Company Limited, 2017.
[New Haven, Connecticut] : Distributed by Yale University Press


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    752 PAC    Available
Description 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-234) and index.
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.
Summary "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.
Exhibitions Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the National Gallery, London, October 30, 2017-February 18, 2018; and the exhibition "Black & White: von Dürer bis Elíasson" held at Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, March 22-July 15, 2018.
Subject Black in art -- Exhibitions.
White in art -- Exhibitions.
Gray in art -- Exhibitions.
Monochrome art -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Sliwka, Jennifer, author.
National Gallery (Great Britain), publisher, host institution.
Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf, Germany), host institution.
Added Title Painting in black and white
ISBN 9781857096149 (hardback)
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