Monochrome - Bryant De La Rosa

This gallery shows how much can be expressed through monochromatic works, black and white monochrome to be specific. Monochromatic works say so much while using less. Using only the many shades of black, each work of art can invoke a feeling from the viewers.

At first glance, this monochromatic photo seems quite simple. You may think that it is just a black background with a series of squares inside a bigger one, the photo itself. The longer you look at this photo, however, the more you realize that the depth of the shapes change.
This work of art is open for interpretation. The painting, due to the use of only the color black and its shades, can have so many stories within them, and yet none of the viewers know which is the true story. This piece can be a depiction of a man serenading a lover with his band or something entirely different.
Rightly named "Fraternization", this photo shows that soldiers are every bit as human as us civilians.A feeling of pleasant nostalgia resonates from this photo due to the combination of the monochrome and the facial expressions on the women and the men. What seemed like a regular day ended up being a fun experience that was immortalized through photography.
There was a time in which technology was limited to displaying black monochromatic shades exclusively. Movies didn't have the "luxury" of being able to implement multiple colors back in the day, which causes older ladies and gentlemen to appreciate the evolution of movies and other forms of media. Black monochrome can act as a window to the past, one that people can fondly look through.
As the name of the piece of art points out, there are six different generations of women immortalized in one picture. The lower left section of the photo is what stands out the most to me as a viewer. The juxtaposition of the elderly woman, who has been through many things and has accumulated a wealth of experience, and the baby, who is relatively new to this world, is quite strong and impactful.
While this work of art may seem pretty plain and empty to some people, its simplicity is astonishing and effective at making sure that the viewer is primarily focused on what the artist wants them to see: the horses. any kind of story can be made in terms of the relationship between the horses.
The man speaking to the people, Juan Bosch, is shown respect from the crowd of men behind him and presumably the audience if front as well. He seems to be speaking to the crowd in a passionate manner, yet he is doing so in a manner that doesn't seem to be tyrannical. The monochrome in this photo adds weight to the speech.
This photo says so much, and yet uses no words. This piece of art depicts a sense of entrapment and slavery. We, as humans, are shown to be shackled down by fashion and material items. We are shown to be controlled by trends, fashion trends to be specific, that are constantly changing in our society.
The black monochrome works ironically in this photo. The main subject in this photo is this sign, which shows that some Americans didn't see grey area when it came to race; everything was either black or white. The aforementioned irony comes from use use of the many different shades of black, multiple iterations of grey are included.
This photo shows that we, the human race, when together, are just very similar to the black monochrome. While we are different, in terms of physical attributes, personality, and walks of life, we are still part of the same monochrome or race. We are all related and are simply different shades of one another.
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