(27) Grey Is the Color: An Exhibition of Grisaille
Painting XIIIth--XXth Centuries Organized by the Institute for the Arts, Rice University.
(1) The ephemeral reliefs, grisailles
and statues which were exhibited during the processions celebrating the wedding of Francesco I de' Medici, son of Cosimo I, and Joanna of Austria, daughter of Ferdinand I, in 1565-66, are cases in point.
Cattle amble along a track across knolls and under grisaille
foliage; sharing a drowsy indistinctness with sheep whose fleeces are tousled with the glow of the declining sun.
He uses the grisaille
technique, a process of painting entirely in monochrome at first and using a light glazing of colors afterward.
The world, I believed, was gruel, grisaille
, a lead labor, and if I had to loose the crows of my soul and let them scavenge and cry, that would do to color the world, feathers blue-black, black-blue, their acid eyes.
She's watching, intent on a shoulder that might be a mountain, ferned and sheer, that might be heaving over her, her fear fading into a faint stipple in the grisaille
, an ochre overlay--a forehead rubbed with a thumb before the dust gets in.
And the very late grisaille
of the Three Soldiers in the Frick Collection in New York is likewise reproduced, an important document of Bruegel's interest both in German military prints and in the fashionable elongated figure style of French and Italian art.
As you stand slightly agog before Maisel's bird's-eye views in grisaille
or lab-test yellow hues, you will surely want to revisit Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays (1970) with its dyspeptic tales of the open road.
This product is based on the classic Renaissance technique of grisaille
. Each of the sixteen sets contains everything needed to complete a painting with either acrylic or oil paints, and come in two sizes: 11 x 14" (22.5 x 35.5 cm) and 16 x 20" (40.5 x 61 cm).
and Martin Benad's TROMPE L'OEIL GRISAILLE
, ARCHITECTURE AND DRAPERY (0393731944 $24.95) provides artists with a hands-on manual of techniques for rendering tromp l'oeil painting in grisaille
and monochrome palettes, using classic works to display both black and white and color results.
On retiendra par exemple la grisaille
des ambassades de Varsovie et Moscou durant la guerre froide et, tout a I'oppose, I'heureux edifice Gaboury a Mexico, qui degage une image plus optimiste et creative du Canada durant le regne de Trudeau.