Surreal Abstract Shell With Lines – Black and White

Seashell fragment with lines. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Lemon Laeotrope Black.

I didn’t even try to echo the tone of the color version here, and as such the brightnesses of all the elements is mixed up in comparison. I quite like that, though. The feeling of black and white is different anyway, but switching the shell and geometric lines to be the darkest features generates even more of a mood shift.

It’s difficult to predict what a black and white will require ahead of time. Some work merely by stripping out the color of the original version, others like this one require tonal balancing, and yet others could work with multiple tonal schemes.

The a color version is Lemon Laeotrope 2.

Canvases and Giclée Prints

Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.

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