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Helen Frankenthaler
Interior Landscape, 1964

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Interior Landscape
Artist name
Helen Frankenthaler
Date created
1964
Classification
painting
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
104 7/8 in. x 92 7/8 in. (266.38 cm x 235.9 cm)
Date Acquired
1968
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of the Women's Board
Copyright
© Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/68.52
Artwork Status
On view on floor 4 as part of Approaching American Abstraction.

A bright yellow form creates a second frame within Interior Landscape. The artist acknowledged that its spiky contours, produced by the original splash of paint, are atypical in her work, whereas the staining and saturated color that wrap around the edges of the canvas are considered her hallmarks. Many of her titles make reference to nature, but Frankenthaler never drew subjects directly from the landscape, instead favoring explorations of abstraction.

Gallery text, 2018

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