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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

$3,139

Painting, Le petit chef d'orchestre III, Isabelle Fournet

Le petit chef d'orchestre III

Isabelle Fournet

Painting - 50 x 40 x 1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,177

Painting, Landscape, Areg Vahramyan

Landscape

Areg Vahramyan

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

$2,018

Painting, Wise Man, tizlu

Wise Man

tizlu

Painting - 70 x 20 x 0.2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

$953 $762

Painting, Shame, L'Atlas

Shame

L'Atlas

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

$6,166

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

$2,018

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

$1,570

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 $3,825

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

$1,345

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

$1,682

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

$1,211

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

$3,700

Print, Transformation - KpSXVr9kBlfGBi5c, Hein Gravenhorst

Transformation - KpSXVr9kBlfGBi5c

Hein Gravenhorst

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

$1,570 $1,413

Sculpture, 85, Jérôme Mesnager

85

Jérôme Mesnager

Sculpture - 27 x 22.5 x 13 cm Sculpture - 10.6 x 8.9 x 5.1 inch

$785

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

$1,682

Painting, Bougainvillea, Irena Tone

Bougainvillea

Irena Tone

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

$219 $197

Painting, Skateboard (JonOne x Krink), JonOne

Skateboard (JonOne x Krink)

JonOne

Painting - 20 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 7.9 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,242

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

$1,345

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

$1,110

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

$5,493

Painting, Primordial, BB.Queen

Primordial

BB.Queen

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$1,121

Print, Apex, Goddog

Apex

Goddog

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

$146

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

$1,659

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

$1,513

Sculpture, Emballages, Angélique

Emballages

Angélique

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

$4,484

Painting, Horizon Carbone (7), Christophe Ruiz

Horizon Carbone (7)

Christophe Ruiz

Painting - 40 x 120 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,009

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

$617

Painting, Duality, Lori Bagnérès

Duality

Lori Bagnérès

Painting - 97 x 41 x 5 cm Painting - 38.2 x 16.1 x 2 inch

$908

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

$28,028

Painting, Fairytales, Maria Esmar

Fairytales

Maria Esmar

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$2,466

Painting, The Passage, Fulvio Codsi

The Passage

Fulvio Codsi

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

$13,000 $11,700

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

$1,906

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

$1,570

Painting, Grace in color, Jo Di Bona

Grace in color

Jo Di Bona

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

$3,924

Painting, Ancêtre 1, Louis Vairel

Ancêtre 1

Louis Vairel

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

$1,457

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

$1,794

Painting, City, Tsisia Kiladze

City

Tsisia Kiladze

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

$1,626

Print, L'annee du dragon, Philippe Achermann

L'annee du dragon

Philippe Achermann

Print - 24 x 18 x 0.2 cm Print - 9.4 x 7.1 x 0.1 inch

$45

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, The little white butterflies, Alla Grande

The little white butterflies

Alla Grande

Painting - 100 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$2,242

Painting, Inspire, Saho art

Inspire

Saho art

Painting - 90 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$3,363 $3,027

Sculpture, Dollar Bills Collections, Mc Queen Porsche Tribute, Alain Mimouni

Dollar Bills Collections, Mc Queen Porsche Tribute

Alain Mimouni

Sculpture - 30 x 60 x 2 cm Sculpture - 11.8 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$673

Print, Sans Titre, Lidia Masllorens

Sans Titre

Lidia Masllorens

Print - 37 x 47 x 5 cm Print - 14.6 x 18.5 x 2 inch

$5,415

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, Stop, Cagla Misirli

Stop

Cagla Misirli

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

$1,233

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

$1,435

Painting, Rouge 8 - Femmes, Arancha Tejedor

Rouge 8 - Femmes

Arancha Tejedor

Painting - 100 x 81 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch

$953

Painting, Blue again like morning, Francesca Borgo

Blue again like morning

Francesca Borgo

Painting - 61 x 81 x 3.2 cm Painting - 24 x 31.9 x 1.3 inch

$1,670

Print, Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement, Jone Hopper

Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement

Jone Hopper

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

$191

Painting, Ares, Alena Bissinger

Ares

Alena Bissinger

Painting - 20 x 28 x 3 cm Painting - 7.9 x 11 x 1.2 inch

$785

Sculpture, De Gaulle, Spaco

De Gaulle

Spaco

Sculpture - 20 x 21 x 10 cm Sculpture - 7.9 x 8.3 x 3.9 inch

$280

Painting, Twilight, Elisa Bonotti

Twilight

Elisa Bonotti

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

$706

Painting, Freedom, Konstantin Lakstigal

Freedom

Konstantin Lakstigal

Painting - 60 x 26 x 1 cm Painting - 23.6 x 10.2 x 0.4 inch

$673

Sculpture, Sculpture pot - Resilence, Poonam Choudhary

Sculpture pot - Resilence

Poonam Choudhary

Sculpture - 26.7 x 20.3 x 7.6 cm Sculpture - 10.5 x 8 x 3 inch

$1,000

Painting, Lettre à Elise, Toctoc

Lettre à Elise

Toctoc

Painting - 42 x 60 cm Painting - 16.5 x 23.6 inch

$897

Painting, Red Rose of the Revolution, Parimah Avani

Red Rose of the Revolution

Parimah Avani

Painting - 21 x 28 x 0.2 cm Painting - 8.3 x 11 x 0.1 inch

$561

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

$1,682

Photography, Come, tell me where it hurts (diptych), Christa David

Come, tell me where it hurts (diptych)

Christa David

Photography - 121.9 x 91.4 x 0.1 cm Photography - 48 x 36 x 0 inch

$5,381

Painting, Compo ivoire et bleue, Bernard Neulat

Compo ivoire et bleue

Bernard Neulat

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

$561

Painting, Internal Empire, Anna Alfanana

Internal Empire

Anna Alfanana

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

$5,213

Painting, Abstract flowers n°3 - Italian painting & frame, Paolo Massimo Abrans

Abstract flowers n°3 - Italian painting & frame

Paolo Massimo Abrans

Painting - 36 x 30 x 1 cm Painting - 14.2 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$364

Painting, Nature, Tanya Rudka

Nature

Tanya Rudka

Painting - 61 x 61 x 3 cm Painting - 24 x 24 x 1.2 inch

$2,900

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

$1,009

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

Sculpture, L'oiseau qui rêve de Mer - Miniature 1, Pauline Couble

L'oiseau qui rêve de Mer - Miniature 1

Pauline Couble

Sculpture - 11.5 x 7.5 x 14.5 cm Sculpture - 4.5 x 3 x 5.7 inch

$561

Painting, Thunder And Lightning M 1/Oil, Peter Nottrott

Thunder And Lightning M 1/Oil

Peter Nottrott

Painting - 120 x 85 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 33.5 x 1.6 inch

$2,119

Design, Vase grafffiti, Julien Lebbihi

Vase grafffiti

Julien Lebbihi

Design - 31 x 18 x 16 cm Design - 12.2 x 7.1 x 6.3 inch

$2,018

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

$1,323

Photography, Maestria, Luz

Maestria

Luz

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

$1,345

Painting, Jungle 3D - Diptyque n°01, La Robotte

Jungle 3D - Diptyque n°01

La Robotte

Painting - 65 x 54 x 3 cm Painting - 25.6 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch

$897

Painting, Porsche 911-930 Supersport back, Angélique Dufossé

Porsche 911-930 Supersport back

Angélique Dufossé

Painting - 54 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 21.3 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,065

Painting, Sans titre, Tanc

Sans titre

Tanc

Painting - 86 x 70 x 1 cm Painting - 33.9 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

$5,381

Sculpture, Falling Stars Les pids des reves - Tweety, Alexandre de Poplavsky

Falling Stars Les pids des reves - Tweety

Alexandre de Poplavsky

Sculpture - 60 x 35 x 40 cm Sculpture - 23.6 x 13.8 x 15.7 inch

$16,817 $15,135

Painting, Davant el mar, Ramon Aguilar Moré

Davant el mar

Ramon Aguilar Moré

Painting - 50 x 63 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 24.8 x 1.2 inch

$5,493

Painting, Air 2, Michèle Laurence Prévost

Air 2

Michèle Laurence Prévost

Painting - 80 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$2,242

Fine Art Drawings, Achilles assailed Hector - Troy - Epic - Mytology, Artemisia Fine Art

Achilles assailed Hector - Troy - Epic - Mytology

Artemisia Fine Art

Fine Art Drawings - 54.9 x 54.9 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 21.6 x 21.6 x 2 inch

$1,180

Sculpture, Ourson king, MrHope

Ourson king

MrHope

Sculpture - 28 x 7 x 3 cm Sculpture - 11 x 2.8 x 1.2 inch

$78

Painting, Variations cinétiques 2, Piero Cipolat

Variations cinétiques 2

Piero Cipolat

Painting - 50 x 50 x 4 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch

$1,312 $1,181

Painting, Petals of Delight, Anush Emiryan

Petals of Delight

Anush Emiryan

Painting - 70 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$300

Photography, Rhythmogramm 183A, Heinrich Heidersberger

Rhythmogramm 183A

Heinrich Heidersberger

Photography - 59.4 x 42 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.4 x 16.5 x 0 inch

$1,513

Sculpture, Transition - visage II, Samuel Yal

Transition - visage II

Samuel Yal

Sculpture - 25 x 20 x 8 cm Sculpture - 9.8 x 7.9 x 3.1 inch

$2,018

Painting, Sun Shall Rise Again, Alabi Azeez

Sun Shall Rise Again

Alabi Azeez

Painting - 91.4 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Painting - 36 x 30 x 1 inch

$1,950 $1,755

Painting, The butterfly effect, Antoine Josse

The butterfly effect

Antoine Josse

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

$2,915

Painting, Blooming Grace, Kayimahe Ishmael Zed

Blooming Grace

Kayimahe Ishmael Zed

Painting - 89.9 x 70.1 x 2.5 cm Painting - 35.4 x 27.6 x 1 inch

$1,750 $1,575

Print, Hétérotopie 3-6, Silvère Jarrosson

Hétérotopie 3-6

Silvère Jarrosson

Print - 48.4 x 64 cm Print - 19.1 x 25.2 inch

$2,018

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 $105

Design, Set of 3 design vases - Faith, Hope, Love, Vik Schroeder

Set of 3 design vases - Faith, Hope, Love

Vik Schroeder

Design - 10 x 10 x 27 cm Design - 3.9 x 3.9 x 10.6 inch

$1,121

Painting, Forme, Simone Del Sere

Forme

Simone Del Sere

Painting - 85 x 65 x 3.5 cm Painting - 33.5 x 25.6 x 1.4 inch

$2,242

Painting, Sting like a bee, Yuvi Gold

Sting like a bee

Yuvi Gold

Painting - 76 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 29.9 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$6,000

Sculpture, Holiday United Kingdom, Kaws

Holiday United Kingdom

Kaws

Sculpture - 43 x 13 x 5 cm Sculpture - 16.9 x 5.1 x 2 inch

$7,800

Painting, The girl with golden hair, Barbara Kroll

The girl with golden hair

Barbara Kroll

Painting - 99.1 x 68.6 x 0.3 cm Painting - 39 x 27 x 0.1 inch

$1,700

Painting, Untitled 7, Jesús Perea

Untitled 7

Jesús Perea

Painting - 30 x 30 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 inch

$1,525

Painting, Jeune fille pensive, Ch. Kàstli

Jeune fille pensive

Ch. Kàstli

Painting - 65 x 47 x 0.5 cm Painting - 25.6 x 18.5 x 0.2 inch

$1,138

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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