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Monochrome: Painting in Black and White

National Gallery, London

30 Oct 2017 - 18 Feb 2018

‘Monochrome: Painting in Black and White’ looks at what happens when artists cast aside colour and focus on the visual power of black, white and everything inbetween. Paintings and drawings by Old Masters such as Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres appear next to works by contemporary artists such as Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, and Olafur Eliasson. Find out more about the ‘Monochrome’ exhibition from the National Gallery’s website.

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The Image as Burden (1993), Marlene Dumas. © Marlene Dumas. Photo: Peter Cox

The Image as Burden (1993), Marlene Dumas. © Marlene Dumas. Photo: Peter Cox

Vulcan's Forge (Vulcan presenting Venus with Arms for Aeneas) (1756), François Boucher. © Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs / Jean Tholance

Vulcan’s Forge (Vulcan presenting Venus with Arms for Aeneas) (1756), François Boucher. © Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs / Jean Tholance

Odalisque in Grisaille (c. 1824–34), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource / Scala, Florence

Odalisque in Grisaille (c. 1824–34), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource / Scala, Florence

Jupiter and Ganymede (1739), Jacob de Wit. © Ferens Art Gallery, Hull Museums

Jupiter and Ganymede (1739), Jacob de Wit. © Ferens Art Gallery, Hull Museums

Head of a Girl (1867), Célestin Joseph Blanc. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Head of a Girl (1867), Célestin Joseph Blanc. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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