WE LOST AN ICON LAST MONTH AT AGE 92.
This is mini tribute to the master,
American b. 1923 -2015
Ellsworth Kelly, evading critical attempts to classify him as a Color Field, hard-edge, or Minimalist painter, has redefined abstraction in art, establishing himself through his drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints as one of the most important artists of our time. Kelly's visual vocabulary was drawn from observation of the world around him - shapes and colors found in plants, architecture, shadows on a wall or a lake and has been shaped by his interest in the spaces between places and objects and between his work and its viewers. He has said, "In my work, I don't want you to look at the surface; I want you to look at the form, the relationships." Kelly has been the subject of major exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and his work is in many public collections, including those of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and Tate Modern, London. Kelly lived and worked in Spencertown, New York.
THANKS FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL WORKS MR. KELLY.
REST IN PEACE.
- eye likey.