Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthalerare two American artists known for their non-objective color field painting. Mark Rothko, one of prominent names in Abstract Expressionism, worked in New York during the post-war period. Beginning as a Surrealist painter, Rothko’s work gradually transformed into the color field paintings he is best known for. Part of our lecture will include a look at the Rothko Chapel that is located in Houston, Texas. Artist Helen Frankenthaler continues this tradition of color field painting into the next generation, constructing works by pouring paint directly onto the canvas surface. Often included in the school of Post-Painterly Abstraction championed by art critic Clement Greenberg, Frankenthaler was one of the painters creating art following the influence of artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.Saturday
Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.
This event is free to the public.
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