‘The Milliner’s Workshop’ by Pablo Picasso
What is it about monochrome? It never seems to go out of fashion, it never ages and it never fails to capture the imagination.
One of the best exhibitions I ever had the pleasure of visiting was the ‘Picasso Black and White’ held at the Guggenheim in New York back in November 2012. The work was displayed beautifully and with the building itself a gleaming white edifice, contrasting elegantly alongside Picasso’s creations.
The one thing I can recall most clearly was an assertion made by the artist that colour weakens, Pablo Picasso purged it from his work in order to highlight the formal structure and autonomy of form inherent in his art.
It is perhaps this simplicity and clarity that draws the viewer in, offering an element of creativity to the viewer that may not other wise exist. There is an untapped excitement in the ability to add colours and fill spaces with the mind creating your own subjective meaning to each piece that would otherwise be coloured in for you.
It would not be unfair to say that as a result black and white pieces tend to have a timeless appeal that allow them to adapt to a changing world around them. fitting into new moulds whilst still resonating with a notion of the moment in which they were created to capture.
Take a peak at some of the black and white pieces we have in the Gallery below for a little inspiration.
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‘Shatter’ by Ian Hodgson
Original Artwork: Graphite on paper (presented in a double mount with off white modern wooden frame)
No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of £69.50.
‘Graphite Fusion’ by Russell HattonOriginal Artwork: Spray paints on Aluminium
Spread the payment with Own Art over 10, 12 or 18 months (interest free)
‘Man of the Match’ by Mackenzie Thorpe
Signed limited edition graphic on paper. Just 75 copies published worldwide!
Price: £650 (mounted and framed)
No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of just £65
‘A Kiss for the Future’ by Graham Cecil Rhodes
Original Artwork: Ink on paper, mounted and framed.
No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of just £135
‘The Loneliness of Jonas McGinley’ by Tom Mead
This particular piece is a website exclusive and will not be arriving in the gallery until March. If you’re interested in being one of the first to witness this new artist please contact the gallery.
‘Ethereal’ by Gail Troth
Original Artwork: Oil on box canvas
No deposit, 10 equal monthly instalments of just £129.50