White

Painting, Ref 657, Nicolas Dubreuille

Ref 657

Nicolas Dubreuille

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

$1,816

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

$1,929

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

$5,107 $4,086

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

$1,362

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

$1,361 $1,260

Print, Barcelona for the Olympics, César Baldaccini

Barcelona for the Olympics

César Baldaccini

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

$1,400

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

$3,859

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

$1,589 $1,192

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

$2,043

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

$2,213

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

$1,464

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

$1,021

Painting, Delightful moments, Poonam Choudhary

Delightful moments

Poonam Choudhary

Painting - 45.7 x 61 x 2.5 cm Painting - 18 x 24 x 1 inch

$1,350

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

$1,550

Painting, Luana, Walter Minus

Luana

Walter Minus

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

$1,532

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

$2,043

Print, Mir, C215

Mir

C215

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

$908

Print, Petites Improvisations, Georges Mathieu

Petites Improvisations

Georges Mathieu

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

$738

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

$2,043

Painting, The Curves, Alex Claude

The Curves

Alex Claude

Painting - 60 x 80 x 1.5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch

$1,305

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

$1,362

Painting, Freedom, Sandrine Hartmann

Freedom

Sandrine Hartmann

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

$613

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

$1,475

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

$79,444

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

$1,629

Sculpture, Let's Keep It, Sagrasse

Let's Keep It

Sagrasse

Sculpture - 24 x 16 x 33.5 cm Sculpture - 9.4 x 6.3 x 13.2 inch

$499

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

$851

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

$863

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

$965

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

$2,270

Painting, Landscape, Areg Vahramyan

Landscape

Areg Vahramyan

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

$2,043

Painting, Bat girl is a heroe, Sara Chelou

Bat girl is a heroe

Sara Chelou

Painting - 100 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$1,362

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

$2,043

Sculpture, Ours enlacés / Two bears entwined, Sophie Verger

Ours enlacés / Two bears entwined

Sophie Verger

Sculpture - 9.5 x 9.5 x 9 cm Sculpture - 3.7 x 3.7 x 3.5 inch

$1,589

Sculpture, Descendent - Lucid Dreamer, James Jean

Descendent - Lucid Dreamer

James Jean

Sculpture - 32 x 15 x 15 cm Sculpture - 12.6 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch

$2,043

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

$902

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

$681

Painting, BW030224, André Nadal

BW030224

André Nadal

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

$1,135

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

$1,487 $1,189

Painting, Hana, Christy

Hana

Christy

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

$1,929

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

$2,026

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

$1,500

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

$1,621

Painting, Dancing with Shadows I, Gor Avetisyan

Dancing with Shadows I

Gor Avetisyan

Painting - 46 x 23 cm Painting - 18.1 x 9.1 inch

$340

Painting, Untitled, Pepe Morales

Untitled

Pepe Morales

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

$5,448

Painting, Spirituality, Aude Herlédan

Spirituality

Aude Herlédan

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$17,024

Painting, Arlequin, Badriot

Arlequin

Badriot

Painting - 36 x 24 x 0.1 cm Painting - 14.2 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$1,702

Painting, Taula al jardí, Albert Alís

Taula al jardí

Albert Alís

Painting - 46 x 55 x 3 cm Painting - 18.1 x 21.7 x 1.2 inch

$1,475

Painting, Medium Doll, Elie Saab Tribute 2022 - Elegance, Rachel Bergeret

Medium Doll, Elie Saab Tribute 2022 - Elegance

Rachel Bergeret

Painting - 100 x 70 x 1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

$12,371

Painting, Great view, great car, Leo Bengtson

Great view, great car

Leo Bengtson

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch

$3,178

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

$3,859

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

$1,553

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

$125

Design, Vase, Krisztina Serra

Vase

Krisztina Serra

Design - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm Design - 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.4 inch

$57

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

$9,647 $8,682

Painting, City II, Yichao Sun

City II

Yichao Sun

Painting - 150 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$6,015

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

$1,200

Sculpture, Magma, Vhils

Magma

Vhils

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

$4,540

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

$2,043

Painting, Alix, Virginie Clement

Alix

Virginie Clement

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

$794 $715

Painting, A date, Vacation on the Happy Island serie, Olha Vlasova

A date, Vacation on the Happy Island serie

Olha Vlasova

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

$738 $664

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

$908

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

$624

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

$363

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

$900

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

$4,540

Painting, Refraction Aubergine, Bernadette Jiyong Frank

Refraction Aubergine

Bernadette Jiyong Frank

Painting - 122 x 122 x 3 cm Painting - 48 x 48 x 1.2 inch

$14,754

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

$221

Print, Untitled, Johnny Friedlander

Untitled

Johnny Friedlander

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

$227

Print, Madonna Monotype, Alec Monopoly

Madonna Monotype

Alec Monopoly

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

$5,500

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

$5,561

Sculpture, Ourson, MrHope

Ourson

MrHope

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

$79 $76

Painting, Le marin, Isabelle Litschig

Le marin

Isabelle Litschig

Painting - 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

$1,475

Sculpture, Doggy, Max ArtLouis

Doggy

Max ArtLouis

Sculpture - 24 x 14 x 21 cm Sculpture - 9.4 x 5.5 x 8.3 inch

$681

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

$1,702

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

$2,270

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

$1,680

Painting, More than a thousand words, Elena Lukina

More than a thousand words

Elena Lukina

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

$1,248

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

$1,589

Print, Apex, Goddog

Apex

Goddog

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

$148

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

$1,475

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

$681

Sculpture, 96, Jérôme Mesnager

96

Jérôme Mesnager

Sculpture - 18 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm Sculpture - 7.1 x 3.3 x 3.3 inch

$340

Painting, Seiromem, Ann Blum

Seiromem

Ann Blum

Painting - 55.88 x 48.26 x 3 cm Painting - 22 x 19 x 1.2 inch

$6,356

Painting, Sédition, Nicolas Monjo

Sédition

Nicolas Monjo

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

$5,221

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

$1,362

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

$2,781

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

$2,043

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

$1,532

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

$2,043

Sculpture, Smooth MJ, Stoz

Smooth MJ

Stoz

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

$454

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

$7,717

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

$2,156

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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