Ellsworth Kelly on painting 

‘We must make our art like the Egyptians, the Chinese & the African and the Island primitives – with their relation to life. It should meet the eye direct.’ ~ Ellsworth Kelly 

Eva Hesse, Ellsworth Kelly and Ree Morton

Eva Hesse, no title, 1966. Ink wash and pencil, 11 ¾ x 9 in

Eva Hesse, no title, 1966. Ink wash and pencil, 11 ¾ x 9 in

I recently discovered the online archive of  The Drawing Center, in New York, where i stumbled upon these great images of drawings by Eva Hesse, Ellsworth Kelly and Ree Morton,

Ellsworth Kelly, Tablet #34

Ellsworth Kelly, Tablet #34

The Drawing Center is described as “the only fine arts institution in the U.S. to focus solely on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary”. It was established in 1977  “to provide opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history; and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture”. You can find a link here.

Ree Morton, Test Piece, ca. 1975. Enamel on celastic, wire and wood, 3 1/2 x 14 x 5 1/2 inches

Ree Morton, Test Piece, ca. 1975. Enamel on celastic, wire and wood, 3 1/2 x 14 x 5 1/2 inches

 

 

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