Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty - Dulwich Picture Gallery Visit, led by Cora Chalaby
03 March 2022, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
This event is free.
Danae Filioti – History of Art
Opening a decade after Helen Frankenthaler's (1928–2011) death, this is the first retrospective of her woodcuts in a UK museum.
The show centres on Frankenthaler's experimental approach to woodcut and the transformations to the medium that her innovations elicited. Given prominence, "...Madame Butterfly (2000) shares its title with the 1904 opera by Giacomo Puccini. Created in collaboration with Kenneth Tyler and Yasuyuki Shibata from 46 woodblocks and 102 colours, the work measures over two metres in length and will occupy an entire room in the exhibition, along with a work proof and study." (gallery text).The exhibition thereby prompts reconsideration of Frankenthaler's practice outside a narrow association with Colour-Field and Abstract Expressionist painting.
More information is available here.
Cora has very kindly arranged with the gallery to waive admission fees for this visit. Please email CSCA co-ordinator Danae Filioti (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to attend.
Image: Freefall, 1993, Woodcut Collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation: New York