Sunday, July 23, 2017

Henry Taylor at Eva Presenhuber


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It's a odd property of most paint that you can't brighten the tones of black skin by adding white; brown's vibrance is muted by white. While the tonal value is "lighter" the chromatic intensity is lessened, creating confusion as to what is the highlight.  An artifact in history's poor representation of blackness by mostly white painters in the paint itself.