White

Painting, Ref 657, Nicolas Dubreuille

Ref 657

Nicolas Dubreuille

Painting - 50 x 50 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 inch

£1,400

Painting, Composición blanco y negro, Enrique Pichardo

Composición blanco y negro

Enrique Pichardo

Painting - 120 x 150 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch

£1,764

Painting, The Dream Of Adam & Eve, Kirill Postovit

The Dream Of Adam & Eve

Kirill Postovit

Painting - 90 x 120 x 3 cm Painting - 35.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

£1,488

Print, La Nascita, Milano Centrale, Italie, JR

La Nascita, Milano Centrale, Italie

JR

Print - 31 x 41 cm Print - 12.2 x 16.1 inch

£1,050

Sculpture, Eko, David Paul Kay

Eko

David Paul Kay

Sculpture - 25.4 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm Sculpture - 10 x 10 x 9 inch

£3,238

Painting, Brouillard, Gauthier Bruel

Brouillard

Gauthier Bruel

Painting - 130 x 97 x 4 cm Painting - 51.2 x 38.2 x 1.6 inch

£1,313

Painting, Dis moi, tu arrives quand ?, Antoine Josse

Dis moi, tu arrives quand ?

Antoine Josse

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

£788

Fine Art Drawings, Sunday, tizlu

Sunday

tizlu

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 16 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 6.3 x 0 inch

£473 £425

Painting, Release, Candice Grant

Release

Candice Grant

Painting - 91.4 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm Painting - 36 x 48 x 1.5 inch

£1,269

Photography, La Nascita, Milano Centrale, Italie, JR

La Nascita, Milano Centrale, Italie

JR

Photography - 31 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 12.2 x 16.1 x 0 inch

£1,049 £971

Print, Barcelona for the Olympics, César Baldaccini

Barcelona for the Olympics

César Baldaccini

Print - 91.4 x 66 cm Print - 36 x 26 inch

£1,125

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

£1,225 £919

Photography, Baltic_Ice_Kakumaee_002, Bernhard Lang

Baltic_Ice_Kakumaee_002

Bernhard Lang

Photography - 90 x 72 x 1.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 28.3 x 0.6 inch

£1,575

Sculpture, Je t'aime Splash White - Pink - Unique, Mr Brainwash

Je t'aime Splash White - Pink - Unique

Mr Brainwash

Sculpture - 22 x 17 x 4.5 cm Sculpture - 8.7 x 6.7 x 1.8 inch

Sold

Painting, Tranquillité, Sophie Dumont

Tranquillité

Sophie Dumont

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

£1,742

Painting, Luna Oro, Inès V. Fortuny

Luna Oro

Inès V. Fortuny

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

£1,129 £1,016

Painting, Karl estimated value, Thierry Rasine

Karl estimated value

Thierry Rasine

Painting - 65 x 55 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch

£788

Painting, Green Rivulets, Norman Lerner

Green Rivulets

Norman Lerner

Painting - 76.2 x 61 x 1.3 cm Painting - 30 x 24 x 0.5 inch

£1,245

Sculpture, 82, Jérôme Mesnager

82

Jérôme Mesnager

Sculpture - 18 x 31.5 x 7.5 cm Sculpture - 7.1 x 12.4 x 3 inch

£525

Print, Petites Improvisations, Georges Mathieu

Petites Improvisations

Georges Mathieu

Print - 66 x 48.5 cm Print - 26 x 19.1 inch

£569

Sculpture, 200 m à l'eau pékinoise en 102 secondes 96, Stéphanie  Guglielmetti

200 m à l'eau pékinoise en 102 secondes 96

Stéphanie Guglielmetti

Sculpture - 32 x 32 x 2.5 cm Sculpture - 12.6 x 12.6 x 1 inch

£1,575

Painting, Addio del giorno, Antonino Puliafico

Addio del giorno

Antonino Puliafico

Painting - 40 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

£376

Painting, Peinture D1-2024-07, Alain Bécanne

Peinture D1-2024-07

Alain Bécanne

Painting - 120 x 120 x 5 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 2 inch

£1,050

Painting, Freedom, Sandrine Hartmann

Freedom

Sandrine Hartmann

Painting - 60 x 60 x 4 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

£473

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

£1,138

Sculpture, Couple de rhinocéros, Philippe Pasqua

Couple de rhinocéros

Philippe Pasqua

Sculpture - 70 x 100 x 30 cm Sculpture - 27.6 x 39.4 x 11.8 inch

£61,265

Print, Mir, C215

Mir

C215

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

£700

Painting, Jardin, Mathilde de Bellecombe

Jardin

Mathilde de Bellecombe

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

£1,256

Painting, Serious danger, Mathieu Questel

Serious danger

Mathieu Questel

Painting - 130 x 97 x 2.5 cm Painting - 51.18 x 38.19 x 1 inch

£3,938 £3,151

Painting, Azureish White, Peipei Li

Azureish White

Peipei Li

Painting - 30.48 x 40.64 x 3 cm Painting - 12 x 16 x 1.2 inch

£656

Painting, Winter, Dostena Lavergne

Winter

Dostena Lavergne

Painting - 40 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

£1,357

Painting, Le relais des postes d'apres Pissarro, Pol Arago

Le relais des postes d'apres Pissarro

Pol Arago

Painting - 38 x 46 x 3 cm Painting - 15 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch

£665

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

£744

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

£1,750

Painting, Landscape, Areg Vahramyan

Landscape

Areg Vahramyan

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

£1,575

Painting, Imaginaire, Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Imaginaire

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Painting - 96 x 68 x 4 cm Painting - 37.8 x 26.8 x 1.6 inch

£2,976

Painting, Sailboats at sea, Evgeny Chernyakovsky

Sailboats at sea

Evgeny Chernyakovsky

Painting - 70 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

£1,205 £964

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

£1,575

Sculpture, Moonwhile, Gaël Rouxeville

Moonwhile

Gaël Rouxeville

Sculpture - 46.5 x 20.4 x 2.7 cm Sculpture - 18.3 x 8 x 1.1 inch

£525

Painting, BW030224, André Nadal

BW030224

André Nadal

Painting - 20 x 20 x 2 cm Painting - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch

£875

Painting, Hana, Christy

Hana

Christy

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

£1,488

Painting, Candies from the Book of Life, Claudiu Mladin

Candies from the Book of Life

Claudiu Mladin

Painting - 85 x 65 x 5 cm Painting - 33.5 x 25.6 x 2 inch

£1,500

Painting, Untitled, Pepe Morales

Untitled

Pepe Morales

Painting - 65 x 65 cm Painting - 25.6 x 25.6 inch

£4,201

Painting, Irreparable Consequences of the Irrational (surreal weird black and white windows), Marlene Llanes

Irreparable Consequences of the Irrational (surreal weird black and white windows)

Marlene Llanes

Painting - 101 x 76 x 10 cm Painting - 39.8 x 29.9 x 3.9 inch

£1,200

Sculpture, Big Heart Hope, MrHope

Big Heart Hope

MrHope

Sculpture - 21 x 21 x 7 cm Sculpture - 8.3 x 8.3 x 2.8 inch

£105 £95

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

£96 £82

Fine Art Drawings, Sans, Michel Macréau

Sans

Michel Macréau

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 50 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£7,439

Painting, Charme polynesien, Olivier Louzé

Charme polynesien

Olivier Louzé

Painting - 100 x 47 x 2.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 18.5 x 1 inch

£2,976

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

£1,150

Painting, Heavenly spaces. Over the mountains, Helen Shukina

Heavenly spaces. Over the mountains

Helen Shukina

Painting - 50 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

£964

Sculpture, Magma, Vhils

Magma

Vhils

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

£3,501

Painting, Circle of the universe, Tiny de Bruin

Circle of the universe

Tiny de Bruin

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

£1,147

Painting, Where Do The Souls Go When They Fly Away?, Marina Velikova

Where Do The Souls Go When They Fly Away?

Marina Velikova

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

£376

Design, white wild world, Jean-Paul Jacquet

white wild world

Jean-Paul Jacquet

Design - 100 x 50 x 10 cm Design - 39.4 x 19.7 x 3.9 inch

£1,575

Painting, Alix, Virginie Clement

Alix

Virginie Clement

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

£613

Design, Camo Space Tile, Invader

Camo Space Tile

Invader

Design - 10 x 10 x 0.05 cm Design - 3.9 x 3.9 x 0 inch

£455

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

£700

Print, Série 9 (Inventaire formes et matériaux), Patrick Meyer

Série 9 (Inventaire formes et matériaux)

Patrick Meyer

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

£350

Print, Dusky Whispers, Jef Aérosol

Dusky Whispers

Jef Aérosol

Print - 30 x 30 x 0.01 cm Print - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

£481

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

£280

Painting, In my city park, Irena Tone

In my city park

Irena Tone

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

£171

Painting, Presence #4. From The Golden Ex-voto Series, Almo

Presence #4. From The Golden Ex-voto Series

Almo

Painting - 49.8 x 34.8 x 0.3 cm Painting - 19.6 x 13.7 x 0.1 inch

£723

Print, Untitled, Johnny Friedlander

Untitled

Johnny Friedlander

Print - 43 x 38 x 0.1 cm Print - 16.9 x 15 x 0 inch

£175

Painting, Dalí, Akross The Twin

Dalí

Akross The Twin

Painting - 60 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

£1,750

Print, Madonna Monotype, Alec Monopoly

Madonna Monotype

Alec Monopoly

Print - 66 x 50.8 cm Print - 26 x 20 inch

£4,418 £3,314

Sculpture, Ourson, MrHope

Ourson

MrHope

Sculpture - 17 x 7 x 3 cm Sculpture - 6.7 x 2.8 x 1.2 inch

£61

Painting, Arbres à poils (Polyptyque), Yvanne de Coligny

Arbres à poils (Polyptyque)

Yvanne de Coligny

Painting - 150 x 150 x 0.1 cm Painting - 59.1 x 59.1 x 0 inch

£3,501

Painting, Terre Promise, Nicolas Clézio

Terre Promise

Nicolas Clézio

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

£1,750

Sculpture, CH Skateboard, Rachel Bergeret

CH Skateboard

Rachel Bergeret

Sculpture - 85 x 38 x 10 cm Sculpture - 33.5 x 15 x 3.9 inch

£4,201

Sculpture, CD White Candy, Julie Jaler

CD White Candy

Julie Jaler

Sculpture - 35 x 13 x 13 cm Sculpture - 13.8 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch

£525

Painting, January, Simon Kozhin

January

Simon Kozhin

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

£8,139

Painting, Sédition, Nicolas Monjo

Sédition

Nicolas Monjo

Painting - 130 x 97 x 2 cm Painting - 51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch

£4,026

Painting, Style crayons 04.24, Bernard Saint-Maxent

Style crayons 04.24

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Painting - 29 x 89 x 7 cm Painting - 11.4 x 35 x 2.8 inch

£1,225

Print, Apex, Goddog

Apex

Goddog

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

£114

Painting, Week-end, Marie Caviale

Week-end

Marie Caviale

Painting - 78 x 59 x 1 cm Painting - 30.7 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch

£1,313

Painting, What did we do, Guillaume Nicolaou

What did we do

Guillaume Nicolaou

Painting - 120 x 60 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

£1,313

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

£1,138

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

£525

Painting, Wine Vilage, Sona Adalyan

Wine Vilage

Sona Adalyan

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

£394

Painting, Abandoned yard., Giulnara Khabibulina

Abandoned yard.

Giulnara Khabibulina

Painting - 48 x 58 x 0.1 cm Painting - 18.9 x 22.8 x 0 inch

£1,575

Sculpture, Olivier (ALB75), Alain Le Boucher

Olivier (ALB75)

Alain Le Boucher

Sculpture - 18 x 30 x 7 cm Sculpture - 7.1 x 11.8 x 2.8 inch

£2,144

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

£1,182

Photography, Mindset Locked - Size M, Idan Wizen

Mindset Locked - Size M

Idan Wizen

Photography - 60 x 90 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0 inch

£1,575

Painting, Serge Gainsbourg pochoir, Spaco

Serge Gainsbourg pochoir

Spaco

Painting - 21 x 15 x 0.1 cm Painting - 8.3 x 5.9 x 0 inch

£79

Design, Chanel B.B. Mickey, Fred Meurice

Chanel B.B. Mickey

Fred Meurice

Design - 30 x 15 x 5 cm Design - 11.8 x 5.9 x 2 inch

£696

Sculpture, Smooth MJ, Stoz

Smooth MJ

Stoz

Sculpture - 30 x 20 x 20 cm Sculpture - 11.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch

£350

Photography, Licence to Swim, Antoine Rose

Licence to Swim

Antoine Rose

Photography - 100 x 75 x 1 cm Photography - 39.4 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch

£5,951

Painting, Oil Team, Irakli Chikovani

Oil Team

Irakli Chikovani

Painting - 110 x 130 x 3 cm Painting - 43.3 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch

£1,663

Painting, Ultramarine N90, Tanc

Ultramarine N90

Tanc

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

£3,151

Painting, Outside light, Carlos Diaz

Outside light

Carlos Diaz

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

£4,726

Painting, Aprendre a esquivar les bales, Miquel Wert

Aprendre a esquivar les bales

Miquel Wert

Painting - 55 x 38 x 3 cm Painting - 21.7 x 15 x 1.2 inch

£1,094

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

£1,050

Sculpture, Emballages, Angélique

Emballages

Angélique

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

£3,501

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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