CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Monochrome: Painting in Black and White

Exhibition: 30 October 2017 - 16 February 2018

Monochrome explores the tradition of painting in black and white from its beginnings in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into the 21st century. The exhibition presents a series of case studies that investigate where and when grisailleĀ paintingĀ was used and to what effect: from early religious works to paintings that emulate sculpture or respond to other media such as printmaking, photography, and film.

Comprising works on glass, vellum, ceramic, silk, wood, and canvas by artists such asĀ Rembrandt,Ā Picasso, and Gerhard Richter, ā€˜Monochromeā€™ encourages visitors to trace the fascinating but little-studied history of black-and-white painting.

Artists from the Low Countries included in the exhibition are Van Dyck, Goltzius, Willem van de Velde the Elder, Van der Werff, Adriaen Van de Venne, Jacob De Wit, and others.

Rembrandt, (1606-1669), Ecce Homo, 1634
The National Gallery, London