Ellsworth Kelly Blue Black Red 2006

Artwork details

Artist
Ellsworth Kelly born 1923
Title
Blue Black Red
Date 2006
Medium Oil on canvas, three joined panels
Dimensions Support: 3372 x 1461 mm
Collection
No information available
On short term loan
Reference
X46939

Display caption

Kelly has used horizontal rectangular panels joined vertically since the early 1950s. This painting, made in 2006, shows his abiding interest in form, colour, shape and sequence. While his earlier paintings were largely composed of primary colours, the vibrant colours used here go beyond that range. In such cases, the colours are likely to reflect the artist’s direct visual experience, whether of the man-made or natural environment.

May 2013

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