Surreal Abstract Skull Fragment Collage – Black and White

Skull fragment collage on dark background. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Comminution Black.

This was another slightly tricky black and white conversion because of the very strong colors of the original version, Comminution.

It was the usual story of a straight desaturation destroying a lot of contrast, despite no alteration of brightness. It’s to be expected, but often makes matching the success of a color image in black and white difficult.

The challenge is fun, though. Eliminating color means the only differentiating factor is light. I’m tempted to say black and white imagery is more difficult, but on second thought it’s not really true. Because even though color adds a whole new dimension to play with, it’s also a whole new world of complication.

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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