Winter Hunt

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Winter Hunt

United States, 1958
Paintings
Oil on canvas
91 × 46 in. (231.14 × 116.84 cm)
Gift of Mr. David Geffen (M.85.157)
Currently on public view:
Broad Contemporary Art Museum, floor 3

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Label

In the 1950s, Helen Frankenthaler was among the first women artists working in the emerging Abstract Expressionist movement, along with Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchel...
In the 1950s, Helen Frankenthaler was among the first women artists working in the emerging Abstract Expressionist movement, along with Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchell. Frankenthaler became known for pouring paint directly onto raw, untreated canvases. Her soak-stain technique was popular among artists who considered the complexity of color to be more important than the gestural action painting of Jackson Pollock and other members of the New York School. In Winter Hunt, Frankenthaler allowed the paint to pool and soak into her unprimed canvas, while leaving the top of the painting free of color, creating a counterpoint to the rich stains below.

Exhibition wall label, 2021.
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