Ad Reinhardt, 1937
Untitled, Ad Reinhardt
Untitled, zoomed in
13.3 cmUntitled scale comparison35.6 cm

Untitled is an Early Modernist Oil on Panel Painting created by Ad Reinhardt in 1937. It lives at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in the United States. The image is © Estate of Ad Reinhardt / ARS New York, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Abstract Art. SourceSee Untitled in the Kaleidoscope

Ad Reinhardt wanted to create artwork “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 became minimal and severe, less like looking for shapes in the clouds and more like staring into a starless night sky.

Read More

By continuing to browse Obelisk you agree to our Cookie Policy