Helen Frankenthaler: Composing with Color: Paintings 1962-1963
Author Elizabeth Smith
This exhibition catalogue offers an in-depth look at a brief but critical period in Helen Frankenthaler's career, the years 1962 and 1963, when she "composed with color" rather than with line, resulting in the freer compositions that would become the hallmark of her long and prolific career. These years are notable not only for her development of a personal vocabulary of abstraction, but also for her early experiments with acrylic, rather than oil, paint. The marked new direction of her painting is evident in these vivid canvases, presented beautifully as full-page plates.
About The Author
Author Bio: Elizabeth A. T. Smith is an art historian and the executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. She has held curatorial positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.