Monet | Kelly

Essays by Yve-Alain Bois and Sarah Lees

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December 30, 2014
96 pages, 8 1/4 x 9 1/2
45 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300207873
HC - Paper over Board

Distributed for the Clark Art Institute

Early in his career, Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923) spent six formative years (1948–54) in France, where he discovered the late work of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840–1926). Visits to the remote island of Belle-Île off the coast of Brittany in 1949 and a visit to Monet’s house and studio in Giverny in 1952 inspired a series of drawings, as well as Kelly’s first monochrome work, Tableau Vert. Kelly returned to France on subsequent journeys in 1965, 2000, and 2005, visiting Belle-Île again and Provence, continuing to draw motifs depicted by Monet, as well as by Cézanne and Matisse. This publication includes two paintings and eighteen unpublished drawings by Kelly, bringing them together with nine paintings by Monet from his Belle-Île series and from his garden in Giverny. All the works have been selected by Ellsworth Kelly himself. Essays by Yve-Alain Bois and Sarah Lees explore the significance of Kelly’s work from this key moment in his career and the significance of the later paintings of Monet. 
Yve-Alain Bois is an independent scholar specializing in 20th-century European and American art. Sarah Lees is the Ruth G. Hardman Curator of European Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art. 


The Clark Art Institute

“Bois, who has already entirely rewritten the terms of scholarship on the artist once in his career, revisits terrain on which he previously innovated, now armed with almost a decade of unlimited access to the artist’s meticulous archive and to Kelly himself.”—Godfre Leung, Panorama
Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas

Edited by Charles Wylie; With contributions by Yve-Alain Bo

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Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!
The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier

Catalogue edited by Sarah Lees; Exhibition curated under th

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Geometric Abstraction
Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection

Yve-Alain Bois, Paulo Herkenhoff, Ariel Jiménez, and Luis E

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Robert Rauschenberg
Cardboards and Related Pieces

Yve-Alain Bois; With an introduction by Josef Helfenstein a

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Picasso Looks at Degas

Elizabeth Cowling and Richard Kendall; With contributions b

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Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Edited by Sarah Lees; With an essay by Richard Rand and tec

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