THE EXHIBITION Ellsworth Kelly
WEEK IN REVIEW
Saturday 28 June 1997
David Cohen thrilled to Kelly's immed-iate dynamic presence and lingering aesthetic effect. The consummate master of the shaped canvas ... his works manage to be at once blatant and subtle." " An outstandingly optimistic experience ... He seems temperamentally incapable of painting a gloomy picture," sang The Times. "So sensuous are these colours that you soon find yourself stepping up close to each canvas to be engulfed in the almost physical sensation of pure scarlet or intense lemon yellow," exulted The Telegraph. "Has the power to astonish and, occasionally, to give intense pleasure ... Lean, spare, orderly and exquisite," welcomed the Standard. "Tasteful, dumb and unengaging," asserted The Mail on Sunday.
At the Tate Gallery (0171-887 8000) to 7 September.
OK, so it looked better at the Guggenheim. Never mind that, open your mind and just go, go, go.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant