Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings and John Marin

Just a reminder... the wonderful Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings exhibitions at the Met will be ending this Monday.  There are scores of drawings from the 1940's to Present.  Yes, the exhibition becomes a bit monotonous but its like walking through a garden... organic plant forms all around with some real fantastic ones.  The images I included on this blog were some of my favorites.

According the Met's website...
One of the foremost artists of our day, Ellsworth Kelly (American, born 1923) may be best known for his rigorous abstract painting, but he has made figurative drawings throughout his career, creating an extraordinary body of work that now spans six decades. There has never been a major museum exhibition dedicated exclusively to the plant drawings. The selection of approximately eighty drawings begins in 1948 during Kelly's early sojourn in Paris and continues throughout his travels to his most recent work made in upstate New York.

Also at the Met, close to the Ellsworth Kelly exhibition, is a series of John Marin (1870 - 1953) watercolors.  He was an American Modernist artist, know for his abstract landscapes and watercolors.  He can be a little hit or miss... sometimes his abstractions seem kind of generic or confused.  All the images below I thought were his strongest.

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