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Painting, Live by Love, Katharina Husslein

Live by Love

Katharina Husslein

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

Sold

Painting, The ballet princess, Serghei Ghetiu

The ballet princess

Serghei Ghetiu

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,007

Painting, Throughthe looking glass. 3D Painting, Lana Ritter

Throughthe looking glass. 3D Painting

Lana Ritter

Painting - 65 x 55 x 5 cm Painting - 25.6 x 21.7 x 2 inch

$951

Painting, San Romano, Nagsoul

San Romano

Nagsoul

Painting - 50 x 70 x 1.5 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.6 inch

$2,237

Print, Transformation - xIQcja0S0s6C4DRM, Hein Gravenhorst

Transformation - xIQcja0S0s6C4DRM

Hein Gravenhorst

Print - 30 x 30 x 0.1 cm Print - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,566

Print, Mir, C215

Mir

C215

Print - 78 x 78 x 0.1 cm Print - 30.7 x 30.7 x 0 inch

$895

Painting, Rocheuses 624, Stephanie Rivet

Rocheuses 624

Stephanie Rivet

Painting - 91 x 91 x 4 cm Painting - 35.8 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch

$2,013

Painting, Sans titre, Frédéric Bourret

Sans titre

Frédéric Bourret

Painting - 30 x 40 x 1 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$895

Photography, La Confianza, James Sparshatt

La Confianza

James Sparshatt

Photography - 40 x 50 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 inch

$920

Painting, Symphonie urbaine, Richard Poumelin

Symphonie urbaine

Richard Poumelin

Painting - 60 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,678

Painting, Liminal #6, Irene Nelson

Liminal #6

Irene Nelson

Painting - 76.2 x 57.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 30 x 22.7 x 0 inch

$1,523

Fine Art Drawings, La dormeuse, Magdalena Lamri

La dormeuse

Magdalena Lamri

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 30 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,208

Print, Pour me comprendre, Yohan Storti

Pour me comprendre

Yohan Storti

Print - 70 x 49 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.3 x 0 inch

$358

Print, L 1971-2 B, Hans Hartung

L 1971-2 B

Hans Hartung

Print - 55.3 x 75.5 cm Print - 21.8 x 29.7 inch

$2,796

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,118

Painting, Untitled, David Paul Kay

Untitled

David Paul Kay

Painting - 60 x 45 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 17.7 x 1.2 inch

$3,691

Sculpture, Vegas pop art black fashion, Christophe Comerro

Vegas pop art black fashion

Christophe Comerro

Sculpture - 41 x 30 x 45 cm Sculpture - 16.1 x 11.8 x 17.7 inch

$1,320

Print, Le Confident Gonflable, Hugo Pondz

Le Confident Gonflable

Hugo Pondz

Print - 100 x 150 x 0.1 cm Print - 39.4 x 59.1 x 0 inch

$1,845

Painting, Her Softness, Kirill Postovit

Her Softness

Kirill Postovit

Painting - 100 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,678

Painting, Fast Light, Nash

Fast Light

Nash

Painting - 100 x 100 x 20 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 7.9 inch

$951

Painting, Fille en ballon s'échappant du mur, Miguel Guía

Fille en ballon s'échappant du mur

Miguel Guía

Painting - 110 x 90 x 4 cm Painting - 43.3 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch

$5,480

Painting, Landscape, Areg Vahramyan

Landscape

Areg Vahramyan

Painting - 110 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 43.3 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,013 $1,691

Painting, Sans titre, Stéphane Joannes

Sans titre

Stéphane Joannes

Painting - 60 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,013

Sculpture, Trumpet - DV33, David Vaamonde

Trumpet - DV33

David Vaamonde

Sculpture - 30 x 10 x 7 cm Sculpture - 11.8 x 3.9 x 2.8 inch

$1,107

Sculpture, Happy Hours, Viktor Zuk

Happy Hours

Viktor Zuk

Sculpture - 22 x 25 x 17 cm Sculpture - 8.7 x 9.8 x 6.7 inch

$626

Painting, Miis Tic Mon Corps, Jérôme Mesnager

Miis Tic Mon Corps

Jérôme Mesnager

Painting - 30 x 40 x 0.02 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$559 $531

Print, Aquatinte originale abstraite J3, Godwin Hoffmann

Aquatinte originale abstraite J3

Godwin Hoffmann

Print - 76 x 56 x 0.05 cm Print - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$895

Painting, On the Back 1, Célia Eid

On the Back 1

Célia Eid

Painting - 67 x 76 x 3 cm Painting - 26.4 x 29.9 x 1.2 inch

$1,454

Sculpture, Yu - Série Sumotoris - sculpture terre cuite Raku, Laurence Schlimm Boland

Yu - Série Sumotoris - sculpture terre cuite Raku

Laurence Schlimm Boland

Sculpture - 38 x 47 x 16 cm Sculpture - 15 x 18.5 x 6.3 inch

$1,957

Print, Apex, Goddog

Apex

Goddog

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.2 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

$145

Painting, Luana, Walter Minus

Luana

Walter Minus

Painting - 29.7 x 21 cm Painting - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$1,510

Print, Herons Mechanimal (lune bleue), Ardif

Herons Mechanimal (lune bleue)

Ardif

Print - 65 x 65 x 0.1 cm Print - 25.6 x 25.6 x 0 inch

$671

Sculpture, Passeur de brise, Pascal Billard

Passeur de brise

Pascal Billard

Sculpture - 78 x 45 x 30 cm Sculpture - 30.7 x 17.7 x 11.8 inch

$1,655

Fine Art Drawings, Farbsprinnen [Filature de couleurs], Lienhard von Monkiewitsch

Farbsprinnen [Filature de couleurs]

Lienhard von Monkiewitsch

Fine Art Drawings - 73 x 98 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 28.7 x 38.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,342

Painting, Ultramarine N90, Tanc

Ultramarine N90

Tanc

Painting - 57 x 57 x 3 cm Painting - 22.4 x 22.4 x 1.2 inch

$4,026

Painting, Coloramax 3, Keny

Coloramax 3

Keny

Painting - 81 x 100 x 2.5 cm Painting - 31.9 x 39.4 x 1 inch

$783

Painting, Three Graces, Rakhmet Redzhepov (Ramzi)

Three Graces

Rakhmet Redzhepov (Ramzi)

Painting - 60 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,118

Painting, Portrait of My Barber (At The Barber Shop), Eyitayo Alagbe

Portrait of My Barber (At The Barber Shop)

Eyitayo Alagbe

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$4,250

Painting, Saburtalo, Irakli Chikovani

Saburtalo

Irakli Chikovani

Painting - 78 x 95 x 3 cm Painting - 30.7 x 37.4 x 1.2 inch

$1,901

Painting, Monochrome Momentum, Mark Platt

Monochrome Momentum

Mark Platt

Painting - 55 x 40 x 3 cm Painting - 21.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch

$2,181

Photography, Calling in everything concerning me, selah, Christa David

Calling in everything concerning me, selah

Christa David

Photography - 25.4 x 22.86 x 0.1 cm Photography - 10 x 9 x 0 inch

$1,678

Sculpture, Sculpture Carbon black numéro 1, Tanc

Sculpture Carbon black numéro 1

Tanc

Sculpture - 19 x 8 x 4 cm Sculpture - 7.5 x 3.1 x 1.6 inch

$1,342

Sculpture, Emballages, Angélique

Emballages

Angélique

Sculpture - 45 x 32 x 32 cm Sculpture - 17.7 x 12.6 x 12.6 inch

$4,474

Fine Art Drawings, The Old Soldier VS Beautiful Young Zealot, Robert Crumb

The Old Soldier VS Beautiful Young Zealot

Robert Crumb

Fine Art Drawings - 25 x 37 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 9.8 x 14.6 x 0.4 inch

$15,658

Sculpture, Icecream Dior White, Studio Snek

Icecream Dior White

Studio Snek

Sculpture - 72 x 24 x 9 cm Sculpture - 28.3 x 9.4 x 3.5 inch

$1,510

Painting, Mr Hope king Love, MrHope

Mr Hope king Love

MrHope

Painting - 40 x 40 x 1 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$123 $111

Painting, Poséida, Horss

Poséida

Horss

Painting - 120 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,796

Painting, Oncle Bui, Hom Nguyen

Oncle Bui

Hom Nguyen

Painting - 200 x 200 cm Painting - 78.7 x 78.7 inch

$40,265

Painting, Panther, Jo Di Bona

Panther

Jo Di Bona

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$6,152

Print, Léopard, Jo Di Bona

Léopard

Jo Di Bona

Print - 70 x 70 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$805

Sculpture, 98, Jérôme Mesnager

98

Jérôme Mesnager

Sculpture - 18.5 x 8 x 8 cm Sculpture - 7.3 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch

Sold

Painting, Young Girl Lotus, Vu Dinh Son

Young Girl Lotus

Vu Dinh Son

Painting - 90 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,237

Painting, Brothers, M. Hovol

Brothers

M. Hovol

Painting - 85 x 85 x 2 cm Painting - 33.5 x 33.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,237

Painting, The Passage, Fulvio Codsi

The Passage

Fulvio Codsi

Painting - 200 x 120 cm Painting - 78.7 x 47.2 inch

$13,000

Painting, Cerisiers blancs, Jeong Min Lee

Cerisiers blancs

Jeong Min Lee

Painting - 114 x 146 x 2 cm Painting - 44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,566

Sculpture, Napoléon, Spaco

Napoléon

Spaco

Sculpture - 20 x 18 x 11 cm Sculpture - 7.9 x 7.1 x 4.3 inch

$280

Painting, Amnis (Fracture X), Greg Bryce

Amnis (Fracture X)

Greg Bryce

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$1,432

Painting, La route -1, Ivan Tzonev

La route -1

Ivan Tzonev

Painting - 50 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

$280

Sculpture, Falling Stars Les pids des reves- Tom & Jerry, Alexandre de Poplavsky

Falling Stars Les pids des reves- Tom & Jerry

Alexandre de Poplavsky

Sculpture - 56 x 30 x 40 cm Sculpture - 22 x 11.8 x 15.7 inch

$20,132

Photography, Harry's Corner, Wildwood, New Jersey, Richard Heeps

Harry's Corner, Wildwood, New Jersey

Richard Heeps

Photography - 63.5 x 80 x 0.1 cm Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$927

Sculpture, Magma, Vhils

Magma

Vhils

Sculpture - 40 x 44 x 3 cm Sculpture - 15.7 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch

$4,474

Print, Free Flow, James Ulmer

Free Flow

James Ulmer

Print - 70.1 x 50 x 2 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,850

Painting, SAMO© - With or Without Your Approval, Al Diaz

SAMO© - With or Without Your Approval

Al Diaz

Painting - 8 x 15 x 1 cm Painting - 3.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inch

$559

Painting, Permission (1), Nat Stresser

Permission (1)

Nat Stresser

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,901

Painting, Grandes vacances, Youngmi Kim

Grandes vacances

Youngmi Kim

Painting - 54 x 73 x 2.5 cm Painting - 21.3 x 28.7 x 1 inch

$649

Photography, Roll, Théo Gosselin

Roll

Théo Gosselin

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.2 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,901

Print, Be Passive You Will Live Longer... (Black & white version), Rero

Be Passive You Will Live Longer... (Black & white version)

Rero

Print - 60 x 40 x 0.01 cm Print - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$671

Painting, Stop, Cagla Misirli

Stop

Cagla Misirli

Painting - 100 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,230

Painting, Abstraction, Lika Sarishvili

Abstraction

Lika Sarishvili

Painting - 59.5 x 59.5 x 1.8 cm Painting - 23.4 x 23.4 x 0.7 inch

$1,790

Painting, Bougainvillea, Irena Tone

Bougainvillea

Irena Tone

Painting - 19 x 24 x 0.1 cm Painting - 7.5 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$218

Painting, Untitled, Kum Cletus

Untitled

Kum Cletus

Painting - 100.1 x 80 x 2.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1 inch

$2,450

Print, Diane au bain, Alexandre Granger

Diane au bain

Alexandre Granger

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$447

Painting, Inner landscapes - II, Sophie Mangelsen

Inner landscapes - II

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 120 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,454

Fine Art Drawings, Al, Béa Bealaff-Girotto

Al

Béa Bealaff-Girotto

Fine Art Drawings - 20 x 20 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch

$749

Sculpture, Art is not a crime 1/1 blanc, N.Nathan

Art is not a crime 1/1 blanc

N.Nathan

Sculpture - 27 x 25 x 5 cm Sculpture - 10.6 x 9.8 x 2 inch

$1,622

Sculpture, Angel, Nanan

Angel

Nanan

Sculpture - 29 x 19 x 18 cm Sculpture - 11.4 x 7.5 x 7.1 inch

$1,454

Fine Art Drawings, Aprender a caminar y salir del pozo gravitacional #3, Ivan Castiblanco

Aprender a caminar y salir del pozo gravitacional #3

Ivan Castiblanco

Fine Art Drawings - 93 x 93 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 36.6 x 36.6 x 0.1 inch

$2,500

Painting, War, Mykola Mamchur

War

Mykola Mamchur

Painting - 60 x 50 x 0.5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$1,678

Painting, Smoke on the Water, Marie-Ange Daudé

Smoke on the Water

Marie-Ange Daudé

Painting - 84.5 x 84.5 x 1 cm Painting - 33.3 x 33.3 x 0.4 inch

$2,796

Painting, Vivid 161, Orit Fuchs

Vivid 161

Orit Fuchs

Painting - 120 x 90 cm Painting - 47.2 x 35.4 inch

$7,270

Painting, A day at the beach, Grégoire Devin

A day at the beach

Grégoire Devin

Painting - 121.9 x 121.9 x 4.6 cm Painting - 48 x 48 x 1.8 inch

$9,600

Painting, Whispers of tranquility, Yaz Tazi

Whispers of tranquility

Yaz Tazi

Painting - 60 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,007

Sculpture, La Petite Fille, Edgar Degas

La Petite Fille

Edgar Degas

Sculpture - 100 x 55 x 55 cm Sculpture - 39.4 x 21.7 x 21.7 inch

$39,146

Fine Art Drawings, First Couple, First Moon, Parimah Avani

First Couple, First Moon

Parimah Avani

Fine Art Drawings - 64 x 15 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 25.2 x 5.9 x 0.1 inch

$671

Photography, Maestria, Luz

Maestria

Luz

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.03 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$1,342

Painting, Réflexion printanière, Sylvie Julkowski-Egard

Réflexion printanière

Sylvie Julkowski-Egard

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,118

Painting, Sweet Death Chaos, Monsta

Sweet Death Chaos

Monsta

Painting - 35 x 26 x 0.2 cm Painting - 13.8 x 10.2 x 0.1 inch

$1,342

Painting, Coffee X 16, André Kalunga Peters

Coffee X 16

André Kalunga Peters

Painting - 50 x 50 x 7 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch

$1,510

Painting, Sin título, Miquel Ponce

Sin título

Miquel Ponce

Painting - 41 x 33 x 4 cm Painting - 16.1 x 13 x 1.6 inch

$615

Painting, Abstract Stile Nº80, Oscar Bruno

Abstract Stile Nº80

Oscar Bruno

Painting - 87 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 34.3 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$895

Fine Art Drawings, Tigres, Guillaume Piot

Tigres

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 50 cm Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,342

White

In physics, white is the sum of all the colours. To the human eye, white appears to be the total absence of colour. Amongst artists, white and its many uses in art are continuously evolving and challenging those who would embrace them. Is white, then, a non-colour, or an enhancer of colours? Intangible or material? Absence or excess?

Since Antiquity, white has been appreciated for its symbolic value. In Ancient Greece, where they would paint their statues, it was a sign of incompletion, whereas the Romans believed it showed pomp and imperialist virtue. With the rise of Christianity, white was used in opposition to black in order to emphasise moral dichotomies: the pure, divine white against the darkness. In some cases, however, white was used to show sickness or death, most notably in the pallid representations of the skeletal, crucified Christ.

In the Renaissance white was used to sublimate faces and backgrounds. Da Vinci even based his sfumato technique on the soft transition from light into darkness. Throughout the history of painting, white was considered precious for its ability to reflect light. It attracts the gaze even when used in the tiniest quantities, and illuminates the subject, drawing out stunning contrasts as seen in the works of Rembrandt, or in Vermeer's famous Girl with the Pearl Earring.

With the rise of Impressionism, white was used as the brightest tone amongst shades of grey. While Manet produced canvases which were forerunners to monochromes, including The Reader, which was almost pure white, Monet delivered a stunning gradient of whites whilst recreating the snow at his home in Giverny. The first true white monochrome appeared with the arrival of Malevitch's White Square on a White Background. The artist said 'I have broken the blue boundary of colour limits, and come out into the white'.

 

Modernists were equally passionate about white and valued it incredibly highly. Miro in particular questioned the status of white on canvases. In his painting Woman, Bird and Star white is in parts boldly painted, but is also distinctive for its absence around the star. Picasso, on the other hand, explored white in conjunction with his famous coloured periods. Piero Manzoni became famous thanks to his 'achromatic' paintings, a series of canvases produced exclusively in shades of white. Moving into the 20th century, white became synonymous with minimalist abstraction. For artists like Kandinsky, white was a cosmic colour, associated with a spiritual search for the absolute, guiding the artists as he seek to express his emotions.  

 

Today, white remains an ever popular subject. Roman Opalka made his name creating a series of white numbers of a white background, while Daniel Arsham reinvents white walls in galleries by letting his artwork drip down onto them. White is a colour with multiple symbolic interpretations. The colour of divinity or humility; of purity and immaculate, of emptiness and absence, but always colour. If blue has Klein and red has Rothko, it appears that no artist has yet succeeded in fully mastering white – but maybe you'll find them in our selection!


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