Princeton University Library Catalog

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

Author:
Packer, Lelia [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : National Gallery Company Limited, 2017.
  • [New Haven] : Yale University Press, [date of distribution not identified]
  • ©2017
Description:
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Summary note:
Painting "without color" has long held a fascination for artists. In this striking and original book, the authors explore how and why artists from the 15th century to the present have chosen to paint in black, white, and shades of gray. Sometimes artists used trompe l'oeil monochromatic effects to represent other media, such as sculpture, prints, or photography; others have consciously limited their palette as a means of re-focusing the viewer's attention, while contemporary artists such as Gerhard Richter and Bridget Riley 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 - epitomized in Netherlandish painting from the 15th century onwards by Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck - to the modern era and the work of artists such as Josef Albers and Ellsworth Kelly.
Notes:
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 held at Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, March 22-July 15, 2018.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index.
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Form/​Genre:
Exhibition catalogs
ISBN:
  • 9781857096149 ((hardbound))
  • 1857096142 ((hardbound))
  • 9781857096132 ((paperback))
  • 1857096134 ((paperback))
LCCN:
2017939575
OCLC:
1002684219
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RCP:
C - S