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Black and white painting for sale: 

Carré d'artistes presents you black and white paintings. The black and white painting is a particular pictorial genre since it is limited to the use of black and white on the canvas.
The modern artists, then contemporary, often realize compositions in black and white. 

Purchase black and white painting : 

Opposite but inseparable, the two colours bring out the purity and beauty of the subject. Street art, pop art, oil, acrylic ... Whatever the theme or technique, our paintings will inevitably adapt to your wall decoration.

The harmony of a black and white painting for your decoration
The combination of the two colours brings a perfect harmony in the contrasts, in painting, in illustration or in portrait, the two colours bring a charm and an elegant side in an interior decoration. 

Surf on this trend by choosing this type of canvas at Carré d'artistes, indeed adopting these colours is a good choice to highlight a room. 

Our contemporary paintings are available for sale on our website and also in all Carré d'artistes contemporary art galleries in France and abroad. 


Painting in black and white is not a matter of course. Indeed, painting is considered to be the art of colour, whereas a black and white painting limits the use of colours to the maximum in order to keep only the depth of black and the lighting of white. 

Moreover, black is not considered a colour in its own right and until the 20th century, it was only used in painting to create the outlines or shadows of a picture. However, a work done in black and white often gains in elegance and depth. Black is a tone that reveals the complexity of a subject or a composition, that gives sobriety and an unequalled refinement. 

But art in black is not limited to painting: photography, of course, is the art form that makes most use of this black and white process. Cinema, fashion, sculpture, ceramics, etc., are arts that handle black and white as well as painting. The beauty of black always brings out the brightness and brilliance of white, which often provides a timeless and absolute image. 

Famous paintings 

The history of this painting is not long. Indeed, before the 20th century, painters always used a large palette of colours to create a painting. It was with the advent of modern painting and abstraction that artists began to explore the great possibilities offered by these two tones alone. 


Thus, there are famous paintings done in black and white: Malevich and his famous Black Square of 1915; Henri Matisse used these colours in some of his paintings, such as Voile de Calice noir , in the early 1950s; in 1937, Picasso painted Guernica in black; Mark Rothko's Black paintings are also famous; Jackson Pollock uses black and white in some of his paintings, such as Black and White painting III , around 1951; or Pierre Soulages , a master of the use of black and its infinite variations. 


There are others who could be on the list. After the great modern painters started, contemporary artists continue to make black and white paintings. Today, many graphic or street art paintings are in these colours, which allows for brilliance and intensity to appear on the canvas, regardless of the subject being painted. 

Carré d'artistes makes you discover contemporary paintings of artists such as Deuz , Nathalie Dumontier , Daniel Reyman or Serge Rat. 

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