Ad Reinhardt. Number 107. 1950

Ad Reinhardt

Number 107

1950

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
6' 8" x 36" (203.2 x 91.4 cm)
Credit
Given anonymously
Object number
693.1980
Copyright
© 2017 Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Ad Reinhardt has 25 works online.
There are 2,321 paintings online.

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.

Gallery label from Focus: Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko, 2008

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