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What is Achromatic Art?

Updated on June 20, 2012
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If you are reading this blog, it's probably because you have wondered what exactly is achromatic art. Achromatic means without color. This means that everything is black, white, greys, and neutrals. Now, let's go into more detail about the art side of achromatic. Whether you are a photographer, painter, graphic designer, or sketch artist. You can create achromatic art.

Some people prefer achromatic artwork over colorful arts. Some of the reasons people prefer achromatic art is because it can age the photo. Given the time period you are going for color photos may not have been available. By using achromatic art it can tell the observer the period your photo or artwork was around. Another reason for achromatic artwork over colorful artwork is for depth. Using those the darkness and light it can give pure focus on the details the artist is wanting to convey.

Another reason many artist like going achromatic at times is because it can be quicker and even less expensive than using colors. There are many artist that have are very famous due to their achromatic works. One of my favorite photographers of all time is Ansel Adams. He is highly famous for his achromatic photographs of national parks, monuments, and other environmental photos. If you are into design and are looking for art to go with a colorful wall then an achromatic piece may be just what you are needing.

Achromatic art goes with so many different colors and can easily fit in many designs. If you are an artist yourself then I would say to you; give achromatic art a try. You may find that it is a style of artwork you love. Sometimes less is more. Peace, love and blessings!

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      MelissaMelvin 

      5 years ago from Prattville, AL

      bluesweatshirt: I am sure you are correct. Most beginning art classes (I would assume) would teach the basics such as achromatic art. (the foundation of painting) However, there are artist like myself that don't take art classes. I have never taken a formal art class other than art history. Instead have learned tricks of the trade through other artist and trial/error in my own artwork. Many beginner artists do not understand the basics of painting, different styles, or other useful tips to create a quality piece of artwork.

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      bluesweatshirt 

      5 years ago

      Doesn't every beginner artist first paint achromatic art and then after they improve, paint using color? In my beginner art class that's how it is.

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      MelissaMelvin 

      6 years ago from Prattville, AL

      Thank you both for your comments! ChrisinS- Thanks for the compliment. Landscapeartist- I think you should give it a try. :)

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      Roberta McIlroy 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I absolutely love art that is done in black and white. I find that you see a lot more and benefit a lot more from achromatic art.

      I haven't tried it yet, but maybe someday I will give it a go. voted up and very interesting.

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      Christin Sander 

      6 years ago from Midwest

      good overview of this type of art. I think achromatic art can be so beautiful because it doesn't rely on color. You get to experience more with texture, shadow and highlight, etc. Voted up and interesting :)

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