The Beauty of Black & White Art
I love black and white art! It's incredibly versatile, working in all kinds of interiors from traditional to contemporary. It works with any color palate. It can be both dramatic and soothing at the same time - total opposites, like the colors black and white. It's also an easy way to start incorporating modern art into your decor, giving a traditional interior a fresh perspective.
There are so many fabulous artists that create beautiful works in black an white. Whether they use oil, acrylic, ink, watercolors, film, collage, mixed media or charcoal. There is something for everyone in every style and budget. In this post I will attempt to touch on a few of my favorites.
For me the two artist that opened my eyes to black and white modern art are Donald Batchelor and Hugo Guiness. I have spent years admiring their work and its dramatic simplicity.
The following are some examples of black and white art used in various types of decor.
image via kaycehughes.com
image via collins-interiors.com
The above image of a vignette by Collins Interiors makes my heart sing. It perfectly demonstrates how beautifully black and white art integrates into any interior.
Henri Matisse's Le Platane c.1951. Image via and print available at allposters.com
This image via drivenbydecor.com is a perfect example of how a group of black and white images framed in matching frames makes for a lovely addition to this family room.
Image via blueisinfashionthisyear.com
Image via hawthornehouse.com
Roast Chicken limited edition print by Elliot Stokes. Image via minted.com
The Blue Mountie - black and white charcoal portrait by Sharon Dok
Henri Matisse's Le Platane c.1951. Image via allposters.com
Whatever your decorating style, I hope this post has encouraged you to use some black and white art to your decor!