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mon·o·chrome

 (mŏn′ə-krōm′)
n.
1.
a. A picture, especially a painting, done in different shades of a single color.
b. The art or technique of executing such a picture.
2. The state of being in a single color.
3. A black-and-white image, as in photography or on television.

[Medieval Latin monochrōma, from feminine of Greek monokhrōmos, of one color : mono-, mono- + khrōma, color.]

mon′o·chrome′, mon′o·chro′mic (-krō′mĭk) adj.

monochrome

(ˈmɒnəˌkrəʊm)
n
1. (Photography) a black-and-white photograph or transparency
2. (Photography) photog black and white
3. (Art Terms)
a. a painting, drawing, etc, done in a range of tones of a single colour
b. the technique or art of this
4. (Photography) (modifier) executed in or resembling monochrome: a monochrome print.
5. (Art Terms) (modifier) executed in or resembling monochrome: a monochrome print.
adj
devoid of any distinctive or stimulating characteristics
Also called (for senses 3, 4): monotint
[C17: via Medieval Latin from Greek monokhrōmos of one colour]
ˌmonoˈchromic, ˌmonoˈchromical adj
ˈmonoˌchromist n

mon•o•chrome

(ˈmɒn əˌkroʊm)

n.
1. a painting, drawing, or photograph in different shades of a single color.
adj.
2. being or made in the shades of a single color.
[1655–65; < Greek monóchrōmos of a single color = mono- mono- + -chrōmos, adj. derivative of chrôma color]
mon`o•chro′mic, adj.
mon′o•chrom`ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monochrome - painting done in a range of tones of a single colormonochrome - painting done in a range of tones of a single color
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
2.monochrome - a black-and-white photograph or slidemonochrome - a black-and-white photograph or slide
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
Adj.1.monochrome - having or appearing to have only one colormonochrome - having or appearing to have only one color
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
Translations
monocrom
monochromatyczny
monocrom

monochrome

[ˈmɒnəkrəʊm]
A. ADJmonocromo
B. Nmonocromo m

monochrome

[ˈmɒnəkrəʊm] adjmonochrome

monochrome

adjmonochrom, einfarbig; (Comput) → monochrom; monochrome screenMonochrombildschirm m; monochrome televisionSchwarzweißfernsehen nt
n (Art) → monochrome Malerei, in einer Farbe gehaltene Malerei; (TV) → Schwarzweiß nt

monochrome

[ˈmɒnəˌkrəum] adj (painting, print) → monocromatico/a, monocromo/a; (television) → in bianco e nero
References in classic literature ?
Sixty feet in the clear, the dim fire occasionally lighted, through shadowy cross-beams, the ridge-pole that was covered with sennit of coconut that was braided in barbaric designs of black and white and that was stained by the smoke of years almost to a monochrome of dirty brown.
Another was to start with the artist's first public act, the 1954 publication of the small book Yves: Peintures, the pages of which were prominently displayed in a horizontal case at the center of the first room, encircled by small monochromes of various proportions and colors from 1957 to 1962.
The title of David Batchelor's first major solo show at a public institution, "Shiny-Dirty," neatly encapsulated the beat-up brilliance of his trademark stacks of reconditioned light boxes and fleets of low-slung, four-wheeled monochromes.
In fact, quite a few pieces here resembled monochromes.
So it was a shock when I visited "Joseph Marioni: Paintings 1970-1987, A Survey," organized by Carl Betz at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, and realized after a few minutes in their midst that the artist's monochromes were paintings in the fullest and most exalted sense of the word.
That said, the first room - as opposed to vitrine - in the Hayward show succeeded quite winningly in re-creating what I believe to have been the scale and atmosphere of Klein's second one-man exhibition, "Yves: Propositions Monochromes," at the Galerie Colette Allendy, Paris, in February 1956.
Roland Barthes, who analyzed the increasing mythification of everyday life in Myth Today - published two years after Klein's first exhibition of monochromes, at Colette Allendy's Paris gallery in 1955 - could have found in Klein an exemplary case study: a means of tracing myth's effects in the construction of postwar artistic subjectivity, and the resulting semiotic and structural changes in the paradigms of avant-garde production.