Palette: Bone and Black | Art

Let's take the time-worn lustre of bone, and juxtapose it against the sharpness of black.... Opposites attract, yes?

I'm going to do a few posts on this combination this week.  The genius pieces of artist Jennifer Arment have caught my eye. Usually artists will pair black with a crisp pure white, but she chooses the softer palette. it adds a level of sophistication to her work. While the composition and simplicity of form are beautiful, it's the wit, the tongue-in-cheekness that I love.

These are strong enough to stand alone, but wouldn't they be a welcome addition to a gallery wall paired with vintage oils, or some high contrast nature photography? Rooms that take themselves too seriously are boring, after all!

What do you think? Feeling this palette? The art?

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