The Full Spectrum

I recently visited SFMOMA during a weekend trip San Francisco and was really excited to see the revamped museum! First on my list was to check out The Fisher Collection which features several big name contemporary American artists and their diverse approaches to abstraction.  Some of the big name artists include Ellsworth Kelly, Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol amongst many others. The work in the collection spans from medium to oversized and in the museum’s new space, it is truly awe-inspiring.

One of my favorite pieces in the collection is Ellsworth Kelly’s painting, Spectrum Colors Arranged By Chance. The piece is especially interesting to me because it it is non-representational yet reminiscent of magnified pixels. However, when considering the time that Kelly painted this, 1951-53, clearly this likeness is not what he had in mind. I love the fact that the piece is devoid of any visible brushstrokes and the precision alone is almost mechanical.

I paired this piece with the gorgeous St. John dress seen below that really mimics the coloration of the Kelly painting. The dress is artful, unique, and incredibly comfortable, too!

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