Ad Reinhardt. Abstract Painting (Blue). 1952

Ad Reinhardt Abstract Painting (Blue) 1952

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Reinhardt was a highly skilled painter and developed a soft, rapid brushing technique to remove traces of his own hand, a paradox he called “brushwork that brushes out brushwork.” As this and his other statements of the early 1950s attest, he stripped away the gestural qualities of his work to focus on the subtle chromatic effects of variation on a single hue.

Additional text from In The Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting online course, Coursera, 2017
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
9' 1/4" x 40 1/8" (275 x 102 cm)
Credit
Given anonymously (by exchange) and purchase
Object number
427.1981
Copyright
© 2019 Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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