1617 print depicts nothingness prior to the universe


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Bez


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If you’re more into “the experience of pure non-objectivity in the white emptiness of a liberated nothing”, try Malevich’s Black Square:


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or…

R.R. 1951-1953


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I thought that print was depicting the color of my heart.


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See also Ad Reinhardt.


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We can also go the complete opposite with white paintings

https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/98.308.A-C


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The cool thing is it works no matter which way you hold it, or even if you close your eyes. Eat your heart out, Escher!


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I like his early stuff in particular.

Ad Reinhardt college toon_R

But this is cool too, from PM in 1946:

Ad Reinhardt [fr PM '46]


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These are great! I had no idea. “Frau Line”, LOL


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Even darker. Nothingness prior to the universe…at night. In a coal mine.


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I had this extremely cool black pigment I was going to put here, but some bozo has a patent.


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There is a non-exclusive substitute for Vantablack, available to anyone who isn’t Anish Kapoor, from the guy who also sells the ‘pinkest pink’.


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