The Entertaining and Tumultuous Story of Monochrome Paintings

While impressionist where wondering about light and visual sensations in paintings like “Snow effects in Giverny” – Monet, 1893, a group of French artists called “The Incoherent” were having fun behind their backs! They produced the first monochromes: “Boozy patrol in fog” (grey); “Tomato harvest by apoplectic cardinals along the red sea” (Red); “Nigger fight in a Cave during the night” (Black), “First communion of … Continue reading The Entertaining and Tumultuous Story of Monochrome Paintings

An early and a late work by … Gerhard Richter

After Boltanski, Artsper examines the work of German painter Gerhard Richter this week. His comings and goings between abstraction and figuration and his technical mastery of the pictorial material make him one of the most expensive living artists of the market; he is absent from the annual  Artprice annual report  though because he was born in 1923. If in Boltanski’s case we could notice e certain … Continue reading An early and a late work by … Gerhard Richter