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Abstracto Rojo (Abstract Red)
painting of woman enjoying painting by Ad Reinhardt
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
Ad Reinhardt was a prominent American abstract artist, writer, critic, and educator.
Although commonly associated with the Abstract Expressionists, his work had its origins in geometric abstraction.
In this work, subtle variation in hue creates a grid, an effect intended to be neither symbolic nor referential but purely optical. Reinhardt argued for the elimination of sentiment from art. 'I don’t understand, in a painting,' he said, 'the love of anything except the love of painting itself.'
Although Reinhardt sought to remove all references to the external world from his pictures, he remained convinced that his art had the potential to affect social change. He also maintained an interest in various types of mysticism. Something perhaps my viewer is enjoying.
I create small studies like Abstracto Rojo in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.
These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.
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kind regards, Gerard Boersma