Monochrome at the National Gallery

Yesterday we went into London to a matinee at the theatre so popped into the National Gallery to see their exhibition Monochrome.

It’s billed as a “Journey through a world of shadow and light with artists including Rembrandt, Ingres, Picasso, Richter, and Eliasson” and it pretty much delivers against that brief.  It is amazing to see how paintings at a distance have a 3D visual to them, achieved using only light and dark tones so in terms of technical skill it is fascinating.

That said I think we’re been spoiled recently with the Giacommetti exhibition at the Tate and the Basquiat at the Barbican because the whole experience left me quite cold and very underwhelmed.

If you are interested here’s the link – https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/monochrome-painting-in-black-and-white?gclid=CjwKCAiA-9rTBRBNEiwAt0ZnwwOboEf4B5ZRVf2CA727sX3r0vBfcVPaoZydPc9x4F1_-eEekp4-_hoCtSUQAvD_BwE

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