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Exhibition October 30, 2017 − February 18, 2018

Monochrome: black and white painting

National gallery of Londonpresents the exhibition "Monochrome black and white painting". The exhibition will tell about what happens when artists throw colour spectrum, focusing only on black and white tones, with significant attention composition, lighting, meaning and form.

Black-and-white palette have attracted artists since olden times: in the Middle ages, and in our time, so that the exhibition at the National gallery will cover almost 7 centuries. Paintings of recognized masters of the past centuries (for example, Jan van Eyck, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and Albrecht dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn) and the brightest creators of contemporary (Gerhard Richter, Chuck close, Bridget Riley) will bring together in one exhibition. This will allow visitors to understand what motivated the artists to abandon the broad color palette in favor of monochrome and find similarities between the creations of different epochs.

Paintings exhibited in 7 rooms, each of which reflects a separate aspect of painting in black, white and grey. The exposition will be open from October 30, 2017 to February 18, 2018.