January 23, 2016

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Michelle Walliser

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Frank Stella: The Power of Color

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Frank Stella is an American painter and printmaker born in 1936, who moved to New York in 1958. He is one of the most beloved postwar American painters still working today. Stella was an early practitioner of nonrepresentational painting; he avoids artwork alluding to fundamental meanings, emotions, or narratives. He …

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Frank Stella is an American painter and printmaker born in 1936, who moved to New York in 1958. He is one of the most beloved postwar American painters still working today.

Stella was an early practitioner of nonrepresentational painting; he avoids artwork alluding to fundamental meanings, emotions, or narratives. He is considered one of the most influential painters of a generation that moved beyond Abstract Expressionism and toward Minimalism. His work is guided by the principle of “line, plane, volume, and point, within space”. Stella focuses on the basic elements of an artwork: color, shape, and composition.

He thinks “for art to be good, it has to be difficult.” The complexity of his painting is subtle, as their minimalism encourages the first impression of them as simple. Stella opens a channel for artist to analyze the importance of color: how it behaves and how, when applied to simple geometric forms, it creates dimension, vibrancy, and movement.

Here are some lively examples of different series based on the purity of shape and color. Hope all his work brings some inspiration to you.

If you are interested in looking more of his work and the different mediums in which he is able to express his unique complex style, you can attend the exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York, called Frank Stella: A Retrospective, in which he was very involved arranging and curating the space. The exhibition will be showing until February 7, 2016.

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Damascus Gate. Variation I, 1969-1970.
Acrylic on canvas.
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Effingham II, 1966. Flourescent alkyd and epoxy on canvas.
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Harran II, 1967.
Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas.
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Damascus Gate, Stretch Variation II, Half Size, 1969.
Acrylic on canvas.
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Brzozdowce I, 1973.
Mixed media: felt, fabric, and acrylic on panel and plywood.

 

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Marrakech, 1964.
Flourecent acrylic on canvas.
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Grey Scrambled Double Square, 1964
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Abra Variation I, 1969.
Acrylic on canvas.

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Baft, 1965.
Neon alkali color on canvas
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Darabjerd I, 1967.
Fluorescent acrylic on shaped canvas.

All Images ©2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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