Category Archives: Abstract Expressionism

Ad Reinhardt “Art is art-as-art”

Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Painting No.5 -1962 “Art is art-as-art and everything else is everything else.” Ad Reinhardt “…the monochromatic paintings of Ad Reinhardt hark back to works by Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian, in which pure color and geometric order … Continue reading

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Sol LeWitt “The artist as mystic”

“Artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.” “The artist’s aim is not to instruct the viewer, but to give information, whether the viewer understands the information is incidental to the artist.”

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Mark Rothko and the Religious Experience

“The people who weep before my pictures,” Rothko remarked, “are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.” Gordon Burn

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Gerhard Richter – “Change human beings through painting”

“One has to believe in what one is doing, one has to commit oneself inwardly, in order to do painting. Once obsessed, one ultimately carries it to the point of believing that one might change human beings through painting. But … Continue reading

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Gerhard Richter – “Passionate Commitment”

Gerhard Richter (born February 9, 1932) is a German artist. Richter is considered by some critics as one of the most important German artists of the post-World War II period and is also one of the world’s most expensive, with … Continue reading

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John Chamberlain – “Crushed Colour”

“Born in Rochester, Indiana, but raised in Chicago, John Chamberlain attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1951–52) and Black Mountain College (1955–56). He is best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles (or parts of) that bring the Abstract Expressionist … Continue reading

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Mark Rothko and Grace – “Never Despair”

Considering the way of the passing of Mark Rothko, and the spiritual beauty inherent in his work, I would like to invite some words by a man of holy wisdom. Never Despair “Nil desperandum! – Never despair!” Never despair because … Continue reading

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