Ellsworth Kelly Saint Martin Landscape, State I-A 1979

Artwork details

Artist
Ellsworth Kelly born 1923
Title
Saint Martin Landscape, State I-A
Date 1979
Medium Lithograph and screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 388 x 557 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Reference
P12118
Not on display

Display caption

Although Kelly is known as an abstract artist, some critics have detected references to landscape underlying the curved forms of his paintings and sculpture. This work stems from a postcard-sized collage made by Kelly in the 1950s. It remains an uncharacteristic work. He became interested in the Surrealists while studying in Paris in the late 1940s.

November 2004

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