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Abstract Painting

Ad Reinhardt

Abstract Painting

Ad Reinhardt
  • Date: 1957
  • Style: Color Field Painting
  • Genre: abstract
  • Media: oil
  • Tag: monochrome
  • Dimensions: 274.3 x 101.5 cm

In this work, subtle variation in hue creates a discernable grid, an effect intended to be neither symbolic nor referential but purely optical. Reinhardt argued for the elimination of sentiment from art. “I don’t understand, in a painting,” he said, “the love of anything except the love of painting itself.”

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