In Fierce Poise, the paternalistic attitude toward Frankenthaler undermines both the author’s gifts and the artist’s.
In 1979, Frankenthaler traveled to the West Coast and was introduced to the gallery and studio Mixografia, where she would eventually produce a series of serene and exuberant prints.
I fear that the visual culture in which these works were admired is now one of those distant “you had to be there” moments, which are impossible to reconstruct.
This season of the Recording Artists podcast, hosted by Helen Molesworth, explores what it has meant to be a woman and artist through the lives of six iconic artists.
The summer hues of coastal Massachusetts deeply influenced Frankenthaler; its landscapes and seashores would become her muses for more than a decade.
The Venice Biennale’s official exhibition, May You Live In Interesting Times, presents art that speaks to the present, not in the direct fashion of journalism, but in ways that can challenge existing habits of thought.
Spilling Over: Painting in the 1960s at the Whitney Museum expands the common understanding of a pivot point in American art, while basking unapologetically in the pure pleasure of looking.
When an exhibition is as puzzling as this one, it’s useful to step aside and reflect.
Mary Gabriel charts the Abstract Expressionist movement through the lives of its five most prominent female painters in her newest work of biography, Ninth Street Women.
At one time or other these women’s craft was either considered lowbrow or was measured against the work of male contemporaries.
A year of truth-telling and electric painting.
Dual retrospectives of paintings and woodcuts underscore Frankenthaler’s restless experimentation in image and materials.