Ad Reinhardt, Black on Black, 1955
Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Painting, c. 1951-52
From the Tate Collection:
Reinhardt’s early work was Abstract Expressionist in character but from 1949 he increasingly came to believe in an absolutely pure, ordered and balanced abstract art. This is one of the so-called brick paintings in which he first began to work out this vision. Ultimately he made paintings which appeared to be pure black monochromes, although they were made from a mix of colours and had an underlying geometric structure.
He is my religion.