THE POWER OF BLACK
Robert Longo 1980
Untitled - Men in the Cities
Black - subconsciously we obey. Its power drawn from absorbing and pulling the light all around. Sucking it, us in. Flattering, all consuming.
The Universe and phenomena of Black Holes ... defying gravity, bending time. Seemingly discombobulating the very laws of physics itself.
The Black Robes of Justice
The authority imbued in the black robes, awarded to a chosen few to pass judgement over the many.
Diana. The 'Revenge' Dress. 1991
The seductive power of black to flatter, to smooth and to frame ... black dresses and black suits. Cajoling, tempting and distracting us when worn by Princesses, politicians and iconoclasts.
Barbary Cost Jolly Roger - 19th century
Revolution as captured in Che Guevara's black beret. Rebellion in Marlon Brando's black leather jacket in the iconic 1953 movie The Wild One. Piracy in the most iconic of flags the Jolly Roger.
Nuns early 1900s
Sobriety, seriousness and selflessness infused into the black robes of the clergy.
Black Square. Malevich - 1915
Black was the first colour used by artists. From the first images drawn on cave walls over 16000 years ago, to groundbreaking abstract art of Malevich, Rothko, Ad Reinhardt amongst others.
Ad Reinhardt - Ultimate Black. 1960s
Andy Warhol 1960s
Photography, when presented in black and white is somehow able to capture that which colour simply cannot.
Darth Vader 1980
Dark as the Underworld. Where sorcery, spells perhaps even evil insidiously subsume themselves into true black.
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