precursor: robert ryman


series #13 (white) 2004


series #14 (white) 2004


series #23 (white) 2004


series #17 (white) 2003


session 2002


hansa 1993


initial 1989


classico #6 1968


untitled 1962


untitled 1959


untitled 1958

detail

detail

robert ryman

“it’s similar to the meaning of listening to a symphony. you don’t know the meaning, and you can’t explain it to anyone else who didn’t hear it. the painting has to be seen. but there is no meaning outside of what it is.”

“music is an abstract medium, and i thought painting should also just be what it’s about and not about other things- not about stories or symbolism. i don’t think of my painting as abstract because i don’t abstract from anything. i use real light, so there’s not an illusion of light. it’s a real experience. the lines are real. you see real shadow. my affiliate tips . the wall is involved with the painting.”
robert ryman

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