New way of expression in monochrome colors and simple forms was declared by Kazimir Malevich in 1915. The London exhibition ‘Monochrome: Painting in Black and White’ feartures art from the XIV to the XX centuries and focuses on the change of function and role of a painting. In the medieval paintings coulour marked the coming of Christ. Later the monochrome colours were used to show the artists mastership. At different times the black and white colours served for different aims, but helped painters to depict the reality differently.
The source: The Apollo Magazine
The exhibition ‘Monochrome: Painting in Black and White’ is at the
National Gallery, London, until 18 February 2018