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LOOKING

Howard and Roberta Ahmanson visit Olafur Eliasson’s “Room for one colour (1997)” at the National Gallery in London. The immersive installation is the final work in the exhibition “Monochrome: Painting in Black and White” curated by Jennifer Slivka and sponsored by the Ahmansons. The exhibition spans seven centuries and includes 50 works by artists who have—in most cases—deliberately turned to monochrome in their art, whether it me black and white paintings, grisaille drawings, yellow and black stained glass, or a room filled with yellow light.

One of the attributes of God himself is Beauty.  Not something sentimental or a means of setting standards to exclude work that doesn’t fit our social or intellectual paradigms, but rather that experience we enjoy when a work of art or the way the light hits the water gives us a deeper and rewarding, even if painful, glimpse into the nature of reality and of our lives. Beyond that, the Bible teaches that human beings are made in the image of God. That means, first off, that we are beautiful. It also means that, as God created the universe in all its glory, we, too, are creators. So, art works are tangible expressions of God’s work in us and in the world. And, we are part of the wonder of it all. Collections bear witness to the Beauty and the extravagance of the universe and the God who created it.

  • Fragmented Memory_XAE

    Fragmented Memory_XAE

    Philip Stearns

    Jacquard woven cotton

    2013

    AMERICAN

  • Vacuole

    Vacuole

    Linnea Spransy

    Acrylic on Canvas

    2014

    AMERICAN

  • Quadrant

    Quadrant

    Linnea Spransy

    Acrylic on Canvas

    2014

    AMERICAN

  • Promethean Coil

    Promethean Coil

    Linnea Spransy

    India ink and acrylic on canvas

    2013

    AMERICAN

  • Neon Effulgence

    Neon Effulgence

    Linnea Spransy

    Acrylic on canvas

    2011

    AMERICAN

  • Illapse

    Illapse

    Linnea Spransy

    Acrylic on canvas

    2013

    AMERICAN

  • Washing, Study for Leeds Decoration

    Washing, Study for Leeds Decoration

    Sir Stanley Spencer

    Mixed media

    1921

    BRITISH

  • Washing Up

    Washing Up

    Sir Stanley Spencer

    Oil on Canvas

    1935

    BRITISH

  • Study for the Deposition

    Study for the Deposition

    Sir Stanley Spencer

    Pencil on paper

    1954

    BRITISH

  • Sewing on a Button

    Sewing on a Button

    Sir Stanley Spencer

    Pencil on paper

    1939

    BRITISH

  • Self Portrait

    Self Portrait

    Sir Stanley Spencer

    Pencil on paper

    1927

    BRITISH

  • Buttercups in a Meadow

    Buttercups in a Meadow

    Sir Stanley Spencer

    Oil

    1941

    BRITISH

  • Angels of the Apocalypse

    Angels of the Apocalypse

    Sir Stanley Spencer

    Oil on canvas

    1949

    BRITISH

  • Dog Walking

    Dog Walking

    Li Songsong

    Oil on canvas

    2015

    CHINESE

  • Under the L

    Under the L

    Millard Sheets

    Watercolor on paper

    1934

    AMERICAN

  • Temple of Kathmandu

    Temple of Kathmandu

    Millard Sheets

    Watercolor on paper

    1984

    AMERICAN

  • Sierra Slopes

    Sierra Slopes

    Millard Sheets

    Oil on canvas

    1933

    AMERICAN

  • Rice Paddies and Huts

    Rice Paddies and Huts

    Millard Sheets

    Watercolor on paper

    1971

    AMERICAN

  • Regatta

    Regatta

    Millard Sheets

    Mixed media and gold leaf on cradled wood panels

    1965

    AMERICAN

  • Mopti Rug Merchant

    Mopti Rug Merchant

    Millard Sheets

    Watercolor on paper

    1988

    AMERICAN