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Number 107

Ad Reinhardt

Number 107

Ad Reinhardt
  • Date: 1950
  • Style: Abstract Expressionism
  • Genre: abstract
  • Media: oil
  • Tag: monochrome
  • Dimensions: 203.2 x 91.4 cm

This painting is one of several monochromes in which Reinhardt explored the use of a vertical format. The combination of the white paint with the natural color of the underlying canvas emphasizes the composition.s tonal variations. The rough-edged, horizontal brushstrokes of varying length and paint saturation create a bricklike pattern that is at once structured and painterly. Reinhardt developed these brick forms with greater linearity and modularity in paintings such as Abstract Painting (Blue) of 1953.

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