Blanton Museum of Art presents Kelly & the Apocalypse

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Kelly & the "Apocalypse"
Ellsworth Kelly, Drawings from 12th Century Manuscripts, 1948, graphite on paper, 7 ¾ x 10 inches (19.37 x 25.4 cm). Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin. Gift of the artist, 2018. ©Ellsworth Kelly Foundation Photo courtesy of Ellsworth Kelly Studio

Christian Wurst, Curatorial Assistant to the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Blanton, discusses Ellsworth Kelly’s 1948 drawings of 12th century Apocalypse manuscripts and how they influenced his use of color and composition. Launched in conjunction with the opening of Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin” in 2018, this informal series explores interesting facets of Kelly’s practice, from his service in the Ghost Army during World War II to his postcard collages, a little-known, fascinating body of work.

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Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701


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