I did not quite understand monochrome paintings. It is an important part of the modern art movement, but I did not know how to appreciate it. I looked at that picture with no pattern but a single color and texture in a museum and I had no clue what made it so special. This was this view I had held for a very long time until I visited an exhibition a couple of years ago. It resembled all other exhibitions, only this time it had a little explanation for each piece. I learned that this painting with no pattern but a single color and texture was special because the artist had spent a few years on honing his craft of making the paint. When it dried, the paint showed a glaze that resembled the surface of the glass; the spectacle of this painting is the craft of making the glaze. Peeling the surface helps me understand the brilliance of the monochromatic painting and similar to Lazio’s Serbian powerhouse, we need to do the same to appreciate the talent of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
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