Saturday, March 20, 2010

Stamps, Continued

Take, for example, Helen Frankenthaler's seminal work, Mountains and Sea, painted in 1952:

It is recognized as one of the early landmark works of the Abstract Expressionist era. As a response to her experience of the Nova Scotia landscape, she experimented in this painting with brushing and pouring oil paint onto unprimed canvas. Frankenthaler is credited with developing this technique, called Color Field painting, yet it is her students, Kenneth Noland and Barnett Newman, who are most frequently mentioned in association with this method.

Oh well. Old, familiar story. Onward and upward.

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