Here at Fabulous Frames & Art, we understand the impact of color in a home or office interior. Black and white, or almost black and white, artwork can also work well to convey a sense of drama in a space. Today, we’d like to show you some examples of artwork that creates an impact almost without the use of color.
A Bay Area photographer and former assistant to the famed Ansel Adams, Mark Citret has the sensibility of a Post-minimalist. Above and below, he pares down a scene to the essentials of plane, line, pattern, rhythm, light and shadow:
Photographer David Winston’s landscape photograph Solitude has an almost dreamy quality:
The late, great Modern artist and illustrator Charley Harper was a master of vivid color combinations, but these examples show the unmistakable power of restrained color use:
The photographer William Vanscoy lives on the rugged Southern Coast of Oregon, where he focuses on moody landscapes, seen below. His goal as an artist is to capture the transitory beauty of life and nature. He believes that “it’s not what’s seen but what’s expressed that makes photographic art.”
As one of today’s finest and most recognized photorealist painters, Rod Chase has earned the highest respect of his peers and the admiration of legions of collectors. Chase and his wife live with their five children in the Texas Hill Country. Many of his prints depict moody, sparsely hued images in a photorealistic technique:
Hamilton Aguiar is a Brazilian artist who has a hauntingly beautiful way of capturing light and textures. The oversized photograph seen below is dramatic yet simple, and really draws you into its landscape:
Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned custom frame shop and print gallery with five locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. We are the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, and also carry the work of his wife Edie Harper, their son Brett Harper, and other artists including John Ruthven, G. Harvey, John Stobart, Mort Kunstler, Michael Blaser, and Charles Frace, among many others.