Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Farewell Ellsworth Kelly



Minimalist par excellence, Kelly made us think about form and color, to appreciate form and color. To think about presence and absence. About sensuality and austerity. I like his early works best, where there is more play within each work. The only later work here is the blue one, from the 90s. Thoreau said to "simplify, simplify, simplify." I've found that as a general rule that's not always best. But it worked for Kelly. Read Sebastian Smee's Boston Globe obit here.




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