Artwork Title: Driving East - Artist Name: Helen Frankenthaler

Driving East

Helen Frankenthaler, 2002

52 x 81 inch
"Driving East makes you think of a landscape when you first look at it. The bottom portion resembles a hilly terrain in silhouette, and the rest of the canvas resembles an open expanse of overcast sky. This interpretation doesn't take you very far though. Before long, your eyes become lost in the gently modulated fields of emotive color. This is not a lightweight sensation. A portentous air hangs about the work. You initially feel like a specific place is being described, but soon you are overtaken by a sense of timelessness and isolation; you go from place to no-place."
female artistacrylic on canvas

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