Monochrome: Painting in Black and White

Journey through a world of shadow and light this autumn with Monochrome: Painting in Black and White

Olafur Eliasson, 'Room for one colour', 1997. Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015. Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; neugerriemschneider, Berlin © Olafur Eliasson. Photo: Anders Sune Berg
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Olafur Eliasson, 'Room for one colour', 1997. Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015. Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; neugerriemschneider, Berlin
© Olafur Eliasson. Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Gerhard Richter, 'Helga Matura with her Fiancé', 1966. Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf © Gerhard Richter 2017 (0182). Photo: Museum Kunstpalast - ARTOTHEK
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Gerhard Richter, 'Helga Matura with her Fiancé', 1966. Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
© Gerhard Richter 2017 (0182). Photo: Museum Kunstpalast - ARTOTHEK

Marlene Dumas, 'The Image as Burden', 1993 Private Collection, Belgium © Marlene Dumas. Photo: Peter Cox
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Marlene Dumas, 'The Image as Burden', 1993. Private Collection, Belgium
© Marlene Dumas. Photo: Peter Cox

Célestin Joseph Blanc, 'Head of a Girl', 1867 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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Célestin Joseph Blanc, 'Head of a Girl', 1867 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Gustave Le Gray, 'The Great Wave, Sète', about 1857 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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Gustave Le Gray, 'The Great Wave, Sète', about 1857
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and workshop, 'Odalisque in Grisaille', about 1824-34 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1938, 38.65 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource / Scala, Florence
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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and workshop, 'Odalisque in Grisaille', about 1824–34
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource / Scala, Florence

Francisco Bayeu y Subías, 'The Spanish Monarchy', 1794 © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
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Francisco Bayeu y Subías, 'The Spanish Monarchy', 1794 © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Etienne Moulinneuf after Jean-Siméon Chardin, 'Back from the Market (La Pourvoyeuse)', about 1770  © Museum Associates / LACMA
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Etienne Moulinneuf after Jean-Siméon Chardin, 'Back from the Market (La Pourvoyeuse)', about 1770
© Museum Associates / LACMA

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, 'Jacopo Porto appointed Governor of Vicenza by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II in 1022', about 1760 Private collection © Photo courtesy of the owner
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Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, 'Jacopo Porto appointed Governor of Vicenza by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II in 1022', about 1760. Private collection
© Photo courtesy of the owner

Jacob de Wit, 'Jupiter and Ganymede', 1739 © Ferens Art Gallery, Hull Museums
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Jacob de Wit, 'Jupiter and Ganymede', 1739
© Ferens Art Gallery, Hull Museums

Adriaen van der Werff, 'Samson and Delilah (?)', about 1693 © Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris
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Adriaen van der Werff, 'Samson and Delilah (?)', about 1693
© Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris

Willem van de Velde The Elder, 'Departure of the Dutch Fleet the 9th of June 1645', about 1650 © Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
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Willem van de Velde The Elder, 'Departure of the Dutch Fleet the 9th of June 1645', about 1650
© Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden

Jan van Vliet after Rembrandt, 'Christ Before Pilate (Ecce Homo)', 1635-6 The Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
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Jan van Vliet after Rembrandt, 'Christ Before Pilate (Ecce Homo)', 1635–6
The Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

© Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Hendrik Goltzius, 'Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus Would Freeze', 1599 The British Museum, London © The Trustees of The British Museum
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Hendrik Goltzius, 'Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus Would Freeze', 1599. The British Museum, London
© The Trustees of The British Museum

Albrecht Dürer, 'A Woman in Netherlandish Dress seen from behind (Drapery Study)', 1521 © Albertina, Vienna
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Albrecht Dürer, 'A Woman in Netherlandish Dress seen from behind (Drapery Study)', 1521
© Albertina, Vienna

Domenico Ghirlandaio or workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, 'Drapery Study' (possibly study for Saint Matthew and an Angel), about 1477 © Kupferstichkabinett. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Photo: Jörg P. Anders
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Domenico Ghirlandaio or workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, 'Drapery Study' (possibly study for Saint Matthew and an Angel), about 1477
© Kupferstichkabinett. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Photo: Jörg P. Anders

Albrecht Dürer, 'Head of a Woman', 1520. The British Museum, London © The Trustees of The British Museum
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Albrecht Dürer, 'Head of a Woman', 1520. The British Museum, London
© The Trustees of The British Museum

Jan van Eyck, 'Saint Barbara', 1437 Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp © www.lukasweb.be‐Art in Flanders vzw, photo Hugo Maertens
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Jan van Eyck, 'Saint Barbara', 1437. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
© www.lukasweb.be‐Art in Flanders vzw, photo Hugo Maertens

Jan van Eyck, 'The Annunciation Diptych (The Archangel Gabriel; The Virgin Mary)', about 1433–5 © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Madrid
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Jan van Eyck, 'The Annunciation Diptych (The Archangel Gabriel; The Virgin Mary)', about 1433–5
© Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Madrid

'Stained Glass Panel with Quarries and a Female Head', about 1320-4 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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'Stained Glass Panel with Quarries and a Female Head', about 1320–4
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Olafur Eliasson, 'Room for one colour', 1997. Installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015. Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; neugerriemschneider, Berlin © Olafur Eliasson. Photo: Anders Sune Berg
Gerhard Richter, 'Helga Matura with her Fiancé', 1966. Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf © Gerhard Richter 2017 (0182). Photo: Museum Kunstpalast - ARTOTHEK
Marlene Dumas, 'The Image as Burden', 1993 Private Collection, Belgium © Marlene Dumas. Photo: Peter Cox
Célestin Joseph Blanc, 'Head of a Girl', 1867 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Gustave Le Gray, 'The Great Wave, Sète', about 1857 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and workshop, 'Odalisque in Grisaille', about 1824-34 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1938, 38.65 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource / Scala, Florence
Francisco Bayeu y Subías, 'The Spanish Monarchy', 1794 © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Etienne Moulinneuf after Jean-Siméon Chardin, 'Back from the Market (La Pourvoyeuse)', about 1770  © Museum Associates / LACMA
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, 'Jacopo Porto appointed Governor of Vicenza by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II in 1022', about 1760 Private collection © Photo courtesy of the owner
Jacob de Wit, 'Jupiter and Ganymede', 1739 © Ferens Art Gallery, Hull Museums
Adriaen van der Werff, 'Samson and Delilah (?)', about 1693 © Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris
Willem van de Velde The Elder, 'Departure of the Dutch Fleet the 9th of June 1645', about 1650 © Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
Jan van Vliet after Rembrandt, 'Christ Before Pilate (Ecce Homo)', 1635-6 The Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Hendrik Goltzius, 'Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus Would Freeze', 1599 The British Museum, London © The Trustees of The British Museum
Albrecht Dürer, 'A Woman in Netherlandish Dress seen from behind (Drapery Study)', 1521 © Albertina, Vienna
Domenico Ghirlandaio or workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, 'Drapery Study' (possibly study for Saint Matthew and an Angel), about 1477 © Kupferstichkabinett. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Photo: Jörg P. Anders
Albrecht Dürer, 'Head of a Woman', 1520. The British Museum, London © The Trustees of The British Museum
Jan van Eyck, 'Saint Barbara', 1437 Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp © www.lukasweb.be‐Art in Flanders vzw, photo Hugo Maertens
Jan van Eyck, 'The Annunciation Diptych (The Archangel Gabriel; The Virgin Mary)', about 1433–5 © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Madrid
'Stained Glass Panel with Quarries and a Female Head', about 1320-4 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London