Historically this has been an art movement of the 20th c.
The first artist to paint a black painting was probably the Russian artist Kasimir Malevich. but many others have been inspired by his daring use of black....
Two artists are exhibiting in the O.B.G. at the moment. Both living and working in Ireland.
But these are the works of Neil Shawcross.
So Neil Shawcross was able to paint directly on to the walls of the Gallery....
....oh boy what child wouldn't long to be doing that?
I'm told that my early artistic contribution to my parents home
was a fancy array of cats drawn all the way up the stairs.
This is me giving you an idea of the scale of this work.
We were joined by two other Irish sisters also in the arts world....
......Liz Jordan Porter who took the photo..and her sister Elvina Porter McCullough.
Art need not always be obsessively serious!