François Morellet: Exhibition
Catalogue Nationalgalerie Berlin, 1977, pp. 138-144.
Also: Man Ray photos?
Ellsworth Kelly: White Panels
on Green (1950), Bathroom Tiles (1951), Two Yellows (1952), Red
and White (1952), White and Black (1952)
[Yve-Alain Bois: Ellsworth Kelly: The Early Drawings,
1948-1955. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Art Museums, 1999,
# 37, 117-121.]
"You know, what I wanted was really abstract. Can't be about
nature, or this world. (Pause.) We have a lot of really abstract
emotions not caused by anything in this world. You can wake up
in the morning and you are happy. Extraordinarily happy with no
traceable cause. That's an abstract experience. There's a whole
range of delicate emotions that nobody pays any attention to.
I hope when people look at my paintings – and they're just horizontal
lines – but they do respond to my work. Even though it's so simple,
they respond emotionally. And they see that it's happy. And there's
a very delicate emotion called tranquility. When you stop, and
you rest, and come to an absolute stop. And that's when tranquility