Ad Reinhardt’s late writings are built on phrases taken from other sources. By identifying these other sources, we can manifest “the philosophy hidden in the words” (Gregory of Nyssa) to reveal the painter’s interests and influences during the latter period of his life.
When a quoted phrase is identified, it is given a number and its source text added below the Reinhardt text. An exact source is marked in bold in the Reinhardt text. A numbered phrase not in bold indicates that we are in the right ballpark, but have more work to do.
This is still a work in progress so hyperlinks are not employed. Consequently navigation is via the column of numbers to the right of the Reinhardt text.
– David Patten, September 2014