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AD REINHARDT - Three Squares (1960) Many 20th C. Modernists and Minimalists were inspired by Plato's Theory of Forms; they believed that eliminating the distractions (emotional manipulators) of subject matter and sometimes color and brush stroke was the best way to portray a pure truth (Form) in art.

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Ad Reinhardt... one of my favorite modern expressionists. His Exhibition at MOMA with Rothko = amazing!

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Untitled Ad Reinhardt (American, 1913-1967) 1938. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20" (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Gift of the artist. © 2012 Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Adolph Frederick Reinhardt was an Abstract painter active in New York beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1960s. He was renowned for his work as an abstract painter and for his influence on Minimalism.

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