Ellsworth Kelly’s “paintings” are the most powerful works I have ever seen. Experiencing them levels me to my core. His works have beauty, grace, harmony, and an almost overwhelming sublime power.
In case you missed this terrific NYTimes article on Ellsworth Kelly, here’s a snippet:
“While many other artists of his generation were appropriating images of American flags or movie stars or newspaper clippings, Mr. Kelly was relentlessly immersed in abstraction: creating color spectrums and panel paintings with nothing but a giant curve or rectangle, or making drawings depicting the simple outline of a leaf.”
- Reblogged from sfmoma