Concorde relief

  • 2009
  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Oil on canvas, two joined panels
  • 158.4 x 203.4 x 6.7 cm
The way the top black panel is cut creates an optical illusion resembling a cube. The disconcerting effect is accentuated by the position of the black panel, which is located off-centre towards the left side of the white panel.

© Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Photographie © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage


Ellsworth Kelly

A major figure in international art, Ellsworth Kelly redefined abstraction in art through a pictorial language of pure forms and vibrant colours inspired by the world around him.

Influenced by artists such as Matisse, Bonnard and Jean Arp, Kelly developed this abstract vocabulary in Paris, where he lived between 1948 and 1954. His canvasses protrude into space, becoming one of the elements of the composition.

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