Tuesday, December 27, 2011

r.i.p. helen frankenthaler

mountains and sea, 1952

helen frankenthaler contemplates an abstract expressionist painting in her studio, 1957

mauve district, 1966

indian summer, 1967

message from degas, 1974

devils mist, 1967

contentment island, 2002

nepenthe, 1972

abstract painter helen frankenthaler has died today at the age of 83 after a long illness. 
she poured turpentine-thinned paint in watery washes onto raw canvas so that it soaked into the fabric weave, developing a style known as color field. read more about her here.

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