SFMOMA: Ellsworth Kelly

I was really impressed with the number of Ellsworth Kelly paintings in The Fisher Collection at SFMOMA. His large-scale canvases are stark, yet dynamic in their contrasting fields of color, or lack thereof in the case of this match. What I love most, though, about Kelly’s work are his innovative and unique shaped canvases. While this particular piece, Black Triangle With White from 1976 still resembles the typical square or rectangular canvas, the fact that the shapes are joined makes the piece unlike the “typical” 2-D painting.

These angles join to form an asymmetrical shape that is further defined by the black right angle that seems to rest atop a long rectangle. The pieces really remind me of Tangrams and I paired the painting with this fun color blocked Diane Von Furstenberg dress.

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