Nowness has teamed up with The National Gallery in London and filmmaker Marie Schuller for Monochrome, an unconventional cinematic exploration to celebrate the launch of a new exhibition Monochrome: Painting in Black and White.
Through over 50 works executed across glass, vellum, ceramic, silk, wood and canvas, the show considers 700 years of painting in black and white from the Middle Ages through to work by van Eyck, Rembrandt and Ingres, to artists working today including Gerhard Richter, Chuck Close and Olafur Eliasson.
Marie’s film, commissioned by Nowness, presents a response to the exhibition. The filmmaker’s focus lingers on Lutz Förster, the former artistic director of Pina Bausch’s dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal, who worked alongside Pina for 34 years. Lutz is seen part floating through the monochromatic world of the exhibition.
Marie Schuller says of the film, “Using only light and shape, we wanted to demonstrate the impact and beauty of a reduced colour palette.”
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White runs at The National Gallery until 18 February 2018.
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