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Green Curve

Green Curve, 1988, by Ellsworth Kelly, reflects the artist’s elemental abstract vocabulary, characterized by simple geometric shapes, curving lines, and vibrant monochrome colors. Kelly first began making abstract art between 1948 and 1954, while he was living in Paris after serving in World War II. During that time, he began observing and painting architectural elements around the city, like shadows, buildings, angles, and windows, intrigued by both their geometries and the illusionistic ability of glass to make straight lines appear bent or curved in reflections.[1] Throughout his career, the artist went on to create painted curves by sculpting the edges of the canvas itself, made categoriza...

37.0 x 84.0in
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