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Frankenthaler by Judith Goldman
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Jan 14, 12

bookshelves: art, non-fiction
Read in January, 2012

Helen Frankenthaler, who died recently, was primarily a painter. But from the 60s into the present century she worked with various print media. Her woodcut prints were extremely innovative, rendering woodcuts that looked like her abstract canvases. This is the part I don't quite get. Making these prints was a very difficult process. She twisted and tweaked the process to achieve the same effects as in her paintings. Did the effort exceed the results? In some cases I would say yes, although others are amazing. Judith Goldman, the curator of the exhibit reproduced here did a good job of explaining the process and showed the separate blocks uused in two of the prints.
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