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Last year I visited some places I had been dreaming of for some years. The mosque of Abu Dhabi is well known on TE, for instance, Craig showed some beautiful pictures of it. But I wanted to see also Abu Dhabi Louvre. The architecture of this museum is stunning but the gallery is also beautiful and displayed in quite a unique way.

Here the scene from the museum. I found it amusing that the family with the boys in red is not interested in the painting on the left. It is "Dark Blue Panel" by Ellsworth Kelly. I am rather ignorant and I haven't heard about Kelly although I read he was a giant in the World of American Art. He is considered one of the great American artists of the 20th century for his pioneering work in minimalist painting and sculpture. His earliest works of art were created in service to the United States, as part of a special camouflage unit in France during World War II. Kelly and his fellow artist-soldiers were tasked with fooling the Germans—using rubber and wood to construct fake tanks and trucks—into thinking the multitudes of Allied troops on the battlefield were much larger than reality. While this seems an unconventional early training for an artist, it proved a fitting one for Kelly.
In t he late 1970s, Kelly began a series of "shaped canvases painted in a single colour Dark Blue Panel has curved edges and pointed corners which seem to widen the field of view and give the two-dimensional painting a sculptural effect.

Well, I think that I could paint something like this. But certainly, it is the idea that counts.


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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12563 W: 133 N: 32388] (149181)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2019-11-24
  • Exposition: f/0.1, 1/13 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-20 4:06
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