Category Archives: Ad Reinhardt

Ad Reinhardt – “The Intentional Enigma”

In the last ten years of Reinhardt’s life, he developed a theory of application, a manifesto, an artful method which he sought to perfect within the medium of his paintings: “A square (neutral, shapeless) canvas, five feet wide, five feet … Continue reading

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Ad Reinhardt – “The eye is a menace to clear sight.”

“The more stuff in it, the busier the work of art, the worse it is. More is less. Less is more. The eye is a menace to clear sight. The laying bare of oneself is obscene. Art begins with getting … Continue reading

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Ad Reinhardt “…obligation to be intelligent doesn’t extend to the field of art!?!?”

“I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like….” “Yeah, isn’t it nice that the obligation to be intelligent doesn’t extend to the field of art?” Ad Reinhardt: Art comics and satires ; [exhibition], Truman Gallery … … Continue reading

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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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