Sunday, November 23, 2008

Soak-Stain

Helen Frankenthaler, Bay Side, 1967. Acrylic on canvas, 6'2"x 6' 9". Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York.

Soak Stain- A technique of paintings pioneered by Helen Frankenthaler in which the artist drenches the fabric of raw canvas with fluid paint to achieve flowing, lyrical, painterly effects. (Gardner)

2 comments:

mawakeley said...

I have always admired Helen Frankenthaler's paintings. She is truly an inspired woman! I'm happy to see this. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Brenda :))) xxx

artslice said...

Thanks, Mary Ann... I really like her too. Happy Holidays! :)