Untitled

  • Ad Reinhardt, Untitled, 1937, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost, 1986.92.74

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Ad Reinhardt wanted to create work “about which no questions can be asked” and did not intend for his images to represent anything except themselves (“25 lines of words on art statements,” in Rose, ed., Art-as-Art, 1975). Here, he focused on the surface of the canvas to create a two-dimensional pattern from lines, geometric shapes, and blocks of color.

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“The intellectual and emotional content [of my paintings] are in what the lines, colors, and spaces do.” Reinhardt, 1944, ACA Magazine, quoted in Lippard, Ad Reinhardt, 1981

Title
Untitled
Artists
Date
1937
On View
Dimensions
5 1/4 x 14 in. (13.3 x 35.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1986.92.74
Palette
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