As a young man, Ellsworth Kelly was a bird watcher and then a camouflage artist with the US Army.
Looking and hiding.
In this work Kelly uses chance to create a collage. A new way to compose a picture.
| Ellsworth Kelly, Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance II, 1951 |
Not dissimilar to the choppy marks of Cézanne, representing a new way of seeing.
The brush strokes are layered, jumbled and chaotic. And then composed.
| Paul Cézanne, The Point de Maincy, c1879 |
Ellsworth Kelly said, “I see fragments, I take things seen in perspective and bring them back to a plane… which is what painting has alway been about.”