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Arden Reed

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.

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On Slow Art: Introduction

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.

Ad Reinhardt’s Black Paintings: A Matter of Time

What everybody knows about Ad Reinhardt, even if they know nothing else: his black paintings take a long time to see.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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