Ellsworth Kelly

Blue Black Red

2006

Not on display

Artist
Ellsworth Kelly 1923–2015
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Displayed: 3372 x 1461 mm
Collection
Lent by the artist's estate 2016
On long term loan
Reference
L03802

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.

Gallery label, May 2013

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