Comments on: Helen Frankenthaler: Paintings http://abstractcritical.com/note/helen-frankenthaler-paintings/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: simeon http://abstractcritical.com/note/helen-frankenthaler-paintings/#comment-512963 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:21:14 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8033#comment-512963 I think these are truly awful paintings. Sorry to say. They lack any solidity through an understanding, grounding and basis in form, composition and the basic structural integrity of drawing. The colours add something but there is little flesh on the bones you find yourself looking at a jellyfish rather than a shark. In a sane art world such work, along with artists such as Brice Marden, would be seen for what they are. An early Howard Hodgkin or later is much much more profound.T01876_10.jpg

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By: Patrick Jones http://abstractcritical.com/note/helen-frankenthaler-paintings/#comment-503858 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:03:39 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8033#comment-503858 Margaret,Contact Turner contemporary directly and they will tell you how to listen to the transcript.Ask for the curator of the exhibition.Alternatively the Frankenthaler Foundation in New York should be helpfull to you.

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By: Geoff Hands http://abstractcritical.com/note/helen-frankenthaler-paintings/#comment-499123 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:11:16 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8033#comment-499123 Abstract Critical readers might be interested in my short article written for Conceptual Fine Arts about a recent visit to the Frankenthaler/Turner exhibition at Turner Contemporary in Margate.

This is the link:

http://www.conceptualfinearts.com/cfa/2014/04/19/at-the-museum-with-the-artist-geoff-hands-visits-helen-frankenthaler-and-jmw-turner-in-margate/

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By: Margaret Ann Nevin http://abstractcritical.com/note/helen-frankenthaler-paintings/#comment-496329 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:36:31 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8033#comment-496329 Hi, I would love to get hold of the transcript of that panel discussion as I’m writing my case study on Helen Frankenthaler and as yet haven’t been able to visit the show in Margate. I’m a Fine Art student studying at London Metropolitan Uni., so would be grateful if you could let me know how to. Thanks, Margaret.

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By: Robert Melzmuf http://abstractcritical.com/note/helen-frankenthaler-paintings/#comment-486505 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:01:27 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8033#comment-486505 I agree, the small pink painting “Untitled”; is beautiful.
Strange that she worked on canvasboard; there’s probably conservation ahead for the piece.

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By: Patrick Jones http://abstractcritical.com/note/helen-frankenthaler-paintings/#comment-466797 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:32:07 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8033#comment-466797 Just to let you know the transcript of the panel discussion from Turner Contemporary is now available.This was a discussion referencing Frankenthalers practise,with insights from Turner scholar James Hamilton.John Elderfield was particularly informative and its well worth a listen.

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By: John Daly http://abstractcritical.com/note/helen-frankenthaler-paintings/#comment-447363 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:40:55 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8033#comment-447363 That little pinkish red canvas from 1978 (on left in top photo) is a beauty!

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