quote:Originally posted by MJAlbers:I think of Morris Louis when I hear her name; he no doubt was influenced by her work. Although the transparent nature of the medium and style used by both is not my cup of tea, there is no denying its importance.quote:Originally posted by wine+art:
I just heard that Helen Frankenthalar died.
She had a major influence in the art capital of the world ( NYC) for decades.
She was a NYC native, and born into a privileged lifestyle, and her relationship with Greenberg and marriage to Motherwell did not hurt matters either.
Now, I'm off to stretch a canvas and paint with bold tenacity and color!
MJ, no debate about it, Louis was influence by Helen.
I also agree the color field genre never demanded my attention, but it was a serious movement nevertheless.