OLAFUR ELIASSON

Monochrome: Painting in Black and White

Group Show


The National Gallery | London, UK


1 November 2017 - 18 February 2018

Why have artists chosen to paint in black and white over the last 700 years? Not just abstract artists like Malevich, Richter, and Riley, or modern artists like Picasso, but also artists you wouldn’t expect – van Eyck, Rembrandt, Dürer, and Ingres?

See what happens when these great artists put away their colourful palettes and instead focus only on shades of black, white, and grey.

The result is more liberating than it sounds. You’ll see details you didn’t notice before – textures, and new meanings. You’ll see differently.

You’ll even see yourself and your friends differently in Eliasson’s immersive ‘Room for one colour’; a mind-altering end to your visit.

Source: (The National Gallery)