- Ellsworth Kelly 1923–2015
- Oil paint on wood
- Support: 1159 × 1159 mm
- Lent by the artist's estate 2016
On long term loan
Kelly lived in Paris in 1948–54. Inspired by the surrealist practice of making drawings generated by chance operations, he would cut up his drawings into squares and rearrange the elements in collages. He also made a series of multi-panel paintings employing a square grid as an organising factor and made up of multiple configurations of linear marks like the rearranged fragments of a drawing. This painting (originally titled Yellow White) takes its title from the Gironde estuary in south west France where the mouths of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers meet.
Gallery label, May 2013
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