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Untitled by Ellsworth Kelly - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 38° 53.344 W 077° 01.420
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Quick Description: This sculpture by minimalist Ellsworth Kelly can be found in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden near the large red di Suvero sculpture.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 1:52:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM4A80
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 64

Long Description:
This sculpture by minimalist Ellsworth Kelly can be found in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden near the large red di Suvero sculpture. As is typical of Kelly's sculpture, the work is extremely minimal, evoking a form without any type of decoration - form in its simplest sense.

The following info on Kelly is from Wikipedia:

Although Kelly may be better known for his paintings, he has also pursued sculpture throughout his career. Kelly’s sculpture “is founded on its adherence to absolute simplicity and clarity of form.” The source of the piece is usually unidentifiable to the viewer's eye, however there is almost always a source behind the forms he creates. Kelly creates his pieces using a succession of ideas on various forms. He may start with a drawing, enhance the drawing to create a print, take the print and create a freestanding piece, which is then made into a sculpture. Kelly’s sculptures are meant to be entirely simple and can been viewed quickly, often only in one glance. The viewer observes smooth, flat surfaces that are secluded from the space that surrounds them, when looking at a sculpture by Kelly. This sense of flatness and minimalism make it hard to tell the difference between the foreground and background.

Kelly’s background in the military had an impact on his work. The seriousness of his works can be attributed to the time he served in the military. While serving time in the army, Kelly was exposed to and influenced by the camouflage with which his specific battalion worked. This close contact helped enlighten him on the use of form and shadow as well as the construction and deconstruction of the visible. It was a basic part of Kelly’s early education as an artist.

Title: Untitled

Artist: Ellsworth Kelly

Media (materials) used: Stainless Steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Date of creation or placement: 1986

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