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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

$1,015

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

$1,918

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, 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

$846

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

$5,077

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

$858

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

$3,836

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

$1,580

Painting, BW280716, André Nadal

BW280716

André Nadal

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

$1,128

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

$2,031

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

$2,200

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

$2,031

Print, Mir, C215

Mir

C215

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

$903

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

$220

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

$959

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

$2,257

Painting, Une autre vallée, Alex Claude

Une autre vallée

Alex Claude

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

$1,072 $965

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

$621

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

$1,354

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

$1,467

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

$1,619

Painting, Dancing with Shadows V, Gor Avetisyan

Dancing with Shadows V

Gor Avetisyan

Painting - 48 x 23 cm Painting - 18.9 x 9.1 inch

$338

Painting, Des heures de plénitudes, Jean-Baptiste Lyonnet

Des heures de plénitudes

Jean-Baptiste Lyonnet

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

$4,965

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

$1,354

Painting, Landscape, Areg Vahramyan

Landscape

Areg Vahramyan

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

$2,031

Painting, Sédition, Nicolas Monjo

Sédition

Nicolas Monjo

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

$5,190

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

$1,353

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

$1,535

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

$2,031

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

$2,764

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

$1,580

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

$897

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

$7,672

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

$2,031

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

$1,410

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

$903

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

$1,478 $1,182

Painting, 2 Months Of, Simon Findlay

2 Months Of

Simon Findlay

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

$1,241

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

$2,031

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

$361

Painting, Blooming apple tree, Helen Shukina

Blooming apple tree

Helen Shukina

Painting - 70 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,500

Painting, Untitled, Bassam Kyrillos

Untitled

Bassam Kyrillos

Painting - 100 x 90 cm Painting - 39.4 x 35.4 inch

$4,800

Painting, Born like that, L'Atlas

Born like that

L'Atlas

Painting - 81 x 65 x 3 cm Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch

$7,672

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

$12,298

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

$3,159

Sculpture, 101, Jérôme Mesnager

101

Jérôme Mesnager

Sculpture - 24 x 16 x 6 cm Sculpture - 9.4 x 6.3 x 2.4 inch

$451

Painting, Arlequin, Badriot

Arlequin

Badriot

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

$1,692

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

$1,467

Painting, Tetris, BB.Queen

Tetris

BB.Queen

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

$1,805

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

$846

Painting, Luana, Walter Minus

Luana

Walter Minus

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

$1,523

Sculpture, Smooth MJ, Stoz

Smooth MJ

Stoz

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

$451 $406

Painting, Monemvasia, Greece, Michael Lekakis

Monemvasia, Greece

Michael Lekakis

Painting - 28.6 x 38.7 x 0.5 cm Painting - 11.25 x 15.25 x 0.2 inch

$2,500

Sculpture, Magma, Vhils

Magma

Vhils

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

$4,513

Sculpture, Pam splash Ferrari, Naor

Pam splash Ferrari

Naor

Sculpture - 33 x 15 x 8 cm Sculpture - 13 x 5.9 x 3.1 inch

$1,456

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

$733 $660

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, Le clos a la petite vigne, Michel Vezinet

Le clos a la petite vigne

Michel Vezinet

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

$1,918

Painting, Neige en Normandie, Erik Letellier

Neige en Normandie

Erik Letellier

Painting - 27 x 35 x 3 cm Painting - 10.6 x 13.8 x 1.2 inch

$1,072

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

$1,354

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

$14,668

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Lia Kaufman

Untitled

Lia Kaufman

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 51 cm Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 20.1 inch

$751

Sculpture, Happy Fantasy, Viktor Zuk

Happy Fantasy

Viktor Zuk

Sculpture - 12 x 14 x 9 cm Sculpture - 4.7 x 5.5 x 3.5 inch

$316

Print, Madonna Monotype, Alec Monopoly

Madonna Monotype

Alec Monopoly

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

$5,500

Painting, The Passage, Fulvio Codsi

The Passage

Fulvio Codsi

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

$13,000

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

$1,670

Sculpture, Topographie végétale (2), Sophie Zénon

Topographie végétale (2)

Sophie Zénon

Sculpture - 50 x 15 x 15 cm Sculpture - 19.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch

$2,482

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

$1,467

Sculpture, Doggy, Max ArtLouis

Doggy

Max ArtLouis

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

$677

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

$5,529

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

$2,257

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

$1,692

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

$1,444

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

$1,241

Painting, Coloramax 3, Keny

Coloramax 3

Keny

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

$790

Painting, 8 - Mickey, Harleen X

8 - Mickey

Harleen X

Painting - 100 x 80 x 0.1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$790 $711

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

$1,692

Painting, Seiromem, Ann Blum

Seiromem

Ann Blum

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

$6,318

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

$2,031

Painting, Voyage 7, Jean-Jacques Venturini

Voyage 7

Jean-Jacques Venturini

Painting - 70 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

$1,015

Print, Apex, Goddog

Apex

Goddog

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

$147

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

$903

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

$1,467

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

$2,031

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

$677

Print, Vive les fleurs et les fleurs (2), Seb Paul Michel

Vive les fleurs et les fleurs (2)

Seb Paul Michel

Print - 21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm Print - 8.3 x 11.7 x 0 inch

$100

Sculpture, Ensemble, Delphine Brabant

Ensemble

Delphine Brabant

Sculpture - 41 x 32 x 20 cm Sculpture - 16.1 x 12.6 x 7.9 inch

$4,062

Painting, Calanque de Figuerolles, Momoko Ohara

Calanque de Figuerolles

Momoko Ohara

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

$677

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

$1,354

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

$677

Painting, Ultramarine N90, Tanc

Ultramarine N90

Tanc

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

$4,062

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

$6,093

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

$2,200

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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