Trivium Art History
Ad Reinhardt


Untitled, 1937 — Ad Reinhardt,
13.3 cm35.6 cm

Ad Reinhardt wanted to create work “about which no questions can be asked” — images that represent only themselves. But we're pretty sure we can spot a cigarette in this untitled work, and pacman eating a mountain. Reinhardt's early work feels like an extension of cubism and the abstraction of early modernism. Later, his work would become severely minimal, less like looking for shapes in the clouds, and more like staring into a star-less night sky.

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Ad Reinhardt —

"Art-as-art and nothing else"