Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928 – 2011)
Eastern Light, 1982
Acrylic on canvas
70 x 119 ½ in (178 x 302.9 cm)
Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
© 2016 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./ARSNY

 

Eastern Light offers a darker, more geometric composition for Frankenthaler.  Sweeps of deeper toned slabs mimic the sides and top of the canvas edges, while in the center, white splatters explode like fireworks.  The artist creates an internal landscape juxtaposing darkness and light, night and day, the real and imaginary.

 

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