Monochromasters

A series of monochrome works based on famous works of art, in search and awe of the aura, authenticity and spirit of art.

In the series Monochromasters I use a computer program to calculate the median color of famous works of art.

Then I reproduce the works using the same size as the original works and the works are titled using the title and artist of the original.

I wanted to see if anything of a connection with the original remains. What is the essence of a work of art. When does a reproduction lose all connection to the original. The process reminds me of homeopathy: trying to dillute the originals to the extreme, so the result has a strong effect on its own. 

Sunflowers by van Gogh 

Portrait of the artist as a young man by Rembrandt

I have made several series based on this concept, experimenting with medium, size and material: 

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Monochromaster Andy Warhol 32 Campbell's Soup Cans