Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.

Ad Reinhardt

Abstract Painting Red 1952

Adolph Frederick Reinhardt studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and then joined the abstract, avant-garde group, the American Abstract Artists. Influenced by Indian art and a desire to create a distinctive style, Reinhardt split from this group and developed his own style of geometric abstraction. After meeting Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman in the 1940’s, he began working in layers of shapes, primarily rectangles. This gradually gave rise to his Minimalist phase, which sparked the movement in the 1960’s.

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2 Responses to “Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.”

  1. Jonjo Powers Says:

    I love this! How true!

    In the 80’s, I came up with this:

    “Art is the truth of beauty and the beauty of truth.”

    It’s always best if you follow it up with a quote by Groucho Marx: “That may be a wisecrack, but I doubt it.”

    Now I just say, “Art is.”

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