Abstract Painting, Ad Reinhardt
Ad Reinhardt
Abstract Painting
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Ad Reinhardt

Abstract Painting, 1961


Dimensions
157.5 x 157.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LG 118
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Adolf-Luther-Stiftung since 2013
Status
On display

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About the Work

A square canvas painted black. Ad Reinhardt's painting is one of his series of 'Abstract Paintings'. These are pictures from which the artist removed everything that painting had previously stood for, in order to arrive at total abstraction: no compositional tension, no brushwork, no colour, no narrative. Only by looking closely at the work will the eye perceive more underneath the black: namely that the area is subdivided into three rows each containing three squares of equal size - and that there is also a hint of colour which varies from work to work and makes its way towards the visible surface.

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Title
Abstract Painting (Original Title)
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Period Produced
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Physical Description
Oil on canvas
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Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Adolf-Luther-Stiftung since 2013

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Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 22C4(BLACK) colours, pigments, and paints: black

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15.05.2019