Legacies; Goodbye Helen Frankenhaler

On 27th December 2011, the death of New York Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenhaler was announced.  The artist was 83 years old (b 1928 Manhattan USA) died at her home in Darien Conn. Frankenhaler, influenced by Pollock poured thinned oil paint which was diluted with turpentine directly onto canvas to achieve lyrical use of colour (her ‘soakContinue reading “Legacies; Goodbye Helen Frankenhaler”

Happy Birthday Leonardo and Hart Benton!

Happy Birthday Leonardo Da Vinci 1452 and Thomas Hart Benton  1889!  Two very different types of artists, seperated by 400 and odd years.  One Italian, the other American.  No one can dispute  Da Vinci’s expert draughtsmanship, nor the cleverness of the man, that some say was born before his time because of his inventive ideas. Continue reading “Happy Birthday Leonardo and Hart Benton!”

Happy Belated Birthday Dear Dripper!

Google informs us that it is Jackson Pollock’s birthday today Well, Happy Birthday Greetings to The Big Dripper – gone but not forgotten.   Pollock was born in Wyoming USA 1912 – 1956.  His father was first a farmer then a land surveyer, working for the government, the family moved round a lot. Pollock studied underContinue reading “Happy Belated Birthday Dear Dripper!”