Arden Reed is the Arthur and Fanny Dole Professor of English at Pomona College, and the author of Slow Art: the Experience of Looking, Sacred Images to James Turrell, University of California Press, 2017.
| Editor's Message
I did something crazy—although it only came to look crazy in retrospect. Without initially intending to, I spent roughly eight years dwelling with the same painting—whether in person or in my imagination. A simple looking painting at that, Edouard Manet’s Young Lady in 1866.
| Black Paintings
What everybody knows about Ad Reinhardt, even if they know nothing else: his black paintings take a long time to see.