Ad Reinhardt pioneered hard-edged grid painting and specialized in abstract geometric and monochromatic paintings. His early works, collages with pasted paper layers in irregular, rectilinear forms, had similar compositions. In the 1950s, Reinhardt limited his palette to one color, moving from red to blue before transitioning to black. “As an artist, I would like to eliminate the symbolic pretty much, for black is interesting not as a color but as a non-color and as the absence of color,” he said.
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