I was just thinking about the painter of black, Pierre Soulages and then started thinking about white paintings. I do admire artists who latch on to one color, one topic, one style and run with it their entire career, but I also wonder why they would choose to do such a thing. Is it the money, the lack of imagination, fear of change, or an obsessive compulsive thing? I like chocolate but I wouldn’t like to eat chocolate and nothing else for the rest of my life. Anyway, I went looking for white paintings.
Here’s ten famous white paintings..
I could have kept going with the list of white paintings. A lot of artists have done at least a few white works. It’s hard not to be seduced by the purity of white. I’ll focus on some other colors in the coming few weeks.
Update: I did a list of Ten Famous Black Paintings.