Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) was regarded as one of the major painters of postwar American abstract painting. Introduced early in her career to major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Robert Motherwell – (whom she later married) – Helen Frankenthaler was influenced by their art prints and their abstract expressionist painting practices. Yet, she developed her own distinct approach and invented a revolutionary technique…the "soak-stain". Using thinned paint on untreated canvases, she created the effect of a large watercolor with luminous colour washes, that appeared to merge with the canvas and deny any hint of three-dimensional illusionism. Helen Frankenthaler is known as the one who launched the second generation of the ‘Colour Field’ school of painting. At artrepublic, discover the initiator of this new way of painting and enjoy art prints by Helen Frankenthaler.

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