Helen Frankenthaler by John Elderfield

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Helen Frankenthaler, an early pioneer of the stained-canvas method, has produced a body of paintings, sculpture and prints whose impact on contemporary art has been significant. This study of the artist's career offers an analysis of the year-by-year evolution of her art.

About John Elderfield

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John Elderfield has served as chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and has written widely on art.
Published February 1, 1997 by Harry N. Abrams. 448 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Frankenthaler when she says she ''knew that the landscapes were in my arms when I did it.'' It looked that way to Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland during their celebrated visit to her studio in 1953, but to others it looked - in her own words - ''like a large paint rag, casually accidental and inc...

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A protean abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler can be tender and delicate, powerfully archetypal, explosively lyrical, quietly introspective or mystically transcendental.

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