1986
Ellsworth Kelly
American, born 1923

Oil on canvas
122 x 356 inches (installed together)

1963
Ellsworth Kelly
American, born 1923

Oil on canvas
105 1/4 x 84 3/8 inches

The curve is a form that exists in nature but can also be manipulated to be abstract. I was fascinated by the different effects you could achieve with a simple curve. — Ellsworth Kelly

Throughout his fifty-year career, Ellsworth Kelly’s art reflects his fascination with form as it presents itself to him on a daily basis, whether it be the shape of a shadow, an architectural detail, the curve of a hill, or the edge of a leaf. During the early 1960s, Kelly was particularly intrigued by the character of curved forms, leading...

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