Plant Drawings: Ellsworth Kelly

Plant Drawings: Ellsworth Kelly

“The most pleasurable thing in the world, for me, is to see something and then translate how I see it.” –Ellsworth Kelly

 

Known for his grand abstract gestures, Ellsworth Kelly’s plant drawings are just as bold in their delicate simplicity. On view for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 3, 2012, Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings is a must for any nature lover.

 

 

 

 

 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)
Wild Grape, 1961

 

Watercolor on paper
22 1/8 x 28 1/2 in.
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)
Apples, 1949

Watercolor and graphite on paper
24 3/4 x 19 3/8 in. (62.9 x 49.2 cm)
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)
Briar, 1961

 

Ink on paper
22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (57.2 x 72.4 cm)
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn. Gift of Samuel Wagstaff in memory of Elva McCormick © Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)
Water Lily, 1968

 

Ink on paper
Graphite on paper
29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)
Four Sunflowers, 1957

 

Graphite on paper
20 1/2 x 24 3/4 in. (52.1 x 62.9 cm)
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)
Teasel, 1949

 

Brush and ink with dry stylus on paper
22 1/8 x 17 in. (56.2 x 43.2 cm)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Gift of The Brown Foundation, Inc.
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)
Siberian Iris, 1999

 

Ink on paper
29 3/4 x 23 in. (75.6 x 58.4 cm)
Private collection, New York. Gift of the artist.
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)

 

 

Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)
Seaweed, 1949

 

Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper
22 x 17 in. (55.9 x 43.2 cm)
Private collection
© Ellsworth Kelly
Photograph Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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      Thank you!

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