Wednesday, December 28, 2011

For Helen















NYT: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstract Painter Who Shaped a Movement, Dies at 83

5 comments:

Mitch Block said...

Great choices for a visual tribute. Nice!

becca said...

so sad. she created such beautiful art

Writer said...

Thank you, Mitch. :)

Writer said...

She did, becca. I enjoy her work more than her husband's. :)

Tim said...

"Jan Groover, whose relentlessly formal still lifes of mundane objects brought a sense of Renaissance stateliness to postmodern photography, died on Jan. 1 in Montpon-Ménestérol, France, where she had lived since 1991. She was 68. ... Ms. Groover began as a painter, and though she quickly moved on to photography, many of her preoccupations were the same as those of the painters she studied and admired: Giorgio Morandi, Cézanne, and Fra Angelico along with many other European masters of the 14th and 15th centuries.

Instead of feast tables or objects in the rooms of the wealthy, the still-life tableaus that first brought Ms. Groover to prominence in the late 1970s focused on the everyday implements of the kitchen, arranged in the sink: fork tines, spatulas, butter-knife blades, whorled and scalloped cake pans, shot in such a way as to confound perspective and to transform light into a kind of object itself in the reflective surfaces."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/arts/design/jan-groover-postmodern-photographer-dies-at-68.html