Immediate Abstraction: Helen Frankenthaler and the Color Field

Diana Hobson's The Lioness

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) became one of the major artists of the abstract expressionist movement. Her pathway toward her abstract art began with an early Cubist style of work. As the works of other abstract artists became more widely known, they also … Continue reading

Rothko’s Transformation to Abstraction

One of the more important figures in 20th century abstract art is Mark Rothko. Drawn to the field of art in 1923, Rothko’s early instruction was influenced by the avant-garde movement, particularly in the person of his mentor, Max Weber. … Continue reading