Why the Art of Ellsworth Kelly Inspires Me
Updated: Dec 15, 2018
Today marks the one year anniversary of the passing of Ellsworth Kelly, a contemporary master of art who "shaped geometries on a bold scale" (NY Times 12/27/2015). Ever since an Ellsworth piece made its way into our design work, I have been enthralled by the clean lines, pure color and power of his work.
I would have loved to see the Guggenheim exhibit in person.
“I think what we all want from art is a sense of fixity, a sense of opposing the chaos of daily living... This is an illusion, of course. What I’ve tried to capture is the reality of flux, to keep art an open, incomplete situation, to get at the rapture of seeing.”⠀
- Ellsworth Kelly
In my mind, the following interiors are far more beautiful because of the power and grace of Kelly's art.