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Color Chart inspiration: Ellsworth Kelly.

I’m feeling really excited about Ellsworth Kelly lately (who, by the way, comes from Newburgh). I can’t wait to see these two pieces in the Color Chart exhibit at MoMA. Has anyone been yet?

Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance II. 1951.
Cut-and-pasted color-coated paper and pencil on four sheets of paper, 38 1/4 x 38 1/4" (97.2 x 97.2 cm).

Colors for a Large Wall. 1951.
Oil on canvas, sixty-four panels, 7′ 10 1/2" x 7′ 10 1/2" (240 x 240 cm).

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5 Comments

  • Reply joanna goddard March 20, 2008 at 10:52 am

    haven’t been yet but i’m dying to go. these look great.

  • Reply Janelle March 20, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I went a week ago and I was actually surprised to like the top one you posted. I’m not a fan of Ellsworth Kelly, just not my style.

  • Reply KellyR March 20, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I was just thinking of Ellsworth Kelly this morning. Colors in geometric shapes are never a bad thing, so agreeable and beautiful. I must see the show!

  • Reply Marilyn March 20, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    I also LOVE Ellsworth Kelly and just took a look at MoMA’s
    online exhibition for “Color Chart” – they did an amazing job.

  • Reply modernemama April 2, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I went on Sunday and was blown away, so much so I was inspired to make a collage of red paint chips. Or maybe it was your pink paint chips for your bathroom that did that?

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