Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Artist of the Week: Frank Stella

From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, Frank Stella created a large body of work "The Pequod meets the Bachelor" (shown here) that responded in a general way to Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. During this time, the increasingly deep relief of  painting  gave way to full three-dimensionality, with sculptural forms derived from cones, pillars, French curves, waves, and decorative architectural elements.

To create these works, Frank Stella used collages or scaled models that were then enlarged and re-created with the aid of assistants, industrial metal cutters, and digital technologies. The mid 1980’s onwards saw Stella working in three dimensions with increasing frequency, and by the 1990’s Frank Stella had moved on to creating free-standing sculptures for display in publi

Frank Stella is an American painter and printmaker. Frank Stella is a significant figure in Minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. Printmaker and painter Frank Stella was born on May 12, 1936 in Malden, Massachusetts. Frank Stella attended high school in Massachusetts and, upon graduating, moved on to Princeton University and majored in history. Stella soon found himself influenced by figures the likes of Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock while in school, and visits to the art galleries of New York subtly shaped Stella’s techniques.

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