Here are contemporary black and white art and monochrome paintings
by famous artist. Black-and-white paintings are not usually starkly contrasted Black and White. They combine black and white in a continuum producing a range of shades of gray. Many artworks produced earlier in the development of oil painting, were in sepia, which yielded richer, more subtle shading than reproductions in plain B/W. Color paintings provides a much greater range of shade, but part of the appeal of black and white art is its more subdued monochromatic character.