helen frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler is one of my favorite painters! 
She is the only artist I have loved since I was a teenager. 
Sadly on Tuesday she passed away. She was such an influential artist, and one of the few female painters in the 50's. 
I think her paintings are beautiful and extraordinary!
Barbara Rose wrote of Frankenthaler's gift of, “the freedom, spontaneity, openness and complexity of an image, not exclusively of the studio or the mind, but explicitly and intimately tied to nature and human emotions.”
You can read more about her here.
And I have done a few posts on her in the past, here, here, and here (one of my first posts ever)

The following series of black and white photos are my all time fave! I love seeing her in action, like a ballet dancer. And of course I love everything about the photo above, she was so young, and beautiful, and I love her sitting in the middle (and on!) of all of her paintings. You can see her most well known painting Mountains and Sea on the left. 

I love you Helen!


  1. She's always reminded me of your grandmother. They were like painting soul sisters! Xoxo

  2. awww that is so sweet!
    she would be so flattered!
    yes - i think if they knew each other they would have been good friends

    and they are totally painting soul sisters! :)