Ellsworth’s Plant Drawings

January 31, 2013

There are so many wonderful libraries here in Oaxaca and I like to spend afternoons at the Instituto de Arte Grafico de Oaxaca (IAGO) with all the books that you’d usually never be allowed to get your grubby paws on: expensive monographs, rare editions, oversized giants, handmade books submitted by artists themselves. It’s an incredible place to get lost in. I found Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings, a book of drawings that were just up the Met this past summer. SIMPLICITY at it’s finest. The master of color doesn’t need more than a pencil or ink and a few lines to create the most elegant representations of flowers and leaves. I bought a bamboo brush and ink just because of these and it feels so damn good to draw again!

images via two coats of paint


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