THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 / 11 AM – 9 PM

Lectures

The Artist and the Jigsaw

1/14/2016 / 6:30pm

In 1972 Helen Frankenthaler was asked by Tatyana Grosman, the founder of Universal Limited Art Editions—one of the small group of pioneer publishers who created the so-called American Print Renaissance—if she would like to try her hand at making a woodcut, a medium in which neither she nor ULAE had worked to date. Intrigued, she began to research the methods and tools previous artists had used for woodcuts, eventually choosing a jigsaw as her principal tool. The result was East and Beyond, which, as it became widely known, not only received high praise, but well beyond that, was acclaimed as revolutionary.

This lecture will examine the methods, and insofar as is possible, the thought processes of Frankenthaler and the other Western artists who created works with an Eastern flavor, also focusing on the prints of the dozen Japanese artists included in the exhibition.

This lecture is related programming for East and Beyond: Helen Frankenthaler and Her Contemporaries.

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Support for related programming provided by Iowa Public Radio.

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Location Information:
Levitt Auditorium

2016-01-14 18:30:00 2016-01-14 00:00:00 America/Chicago The Artist and the Jigsaw In 1972 Helen Frankenthaler was asked by Tatyana Grosman, the founder of Universal Limited Art Editions—one of the small group of pioneer publishers who created the so-called American Print Renaissance—if she would like to try her hand at making a woodcut, a medium in which neither she nor ULAE had worked to date. Intrigued, she began to research the methods and tools previous artists had used for woodcuts, eventually choosing a jigsaw as her principal tool. The result was  East and Beyond , which, as it became widely known, not only received high praise, but well beyond that, was acclaimed as revolutionary. This lecture will examine the methods, and insofar as is possible, the thought processes of Frankenthaler and the other Western artists who created works with an Eastern flavor, also focusing on the prints of the dozen Japanese artists included in the exhibition. This lecture is related programming for  East and Beyond: Helen Frankenthaler and Her Contemporaries . Support for related programming provided by Iowa Public Radio. Levitt Auditorium

Suzanne Boorsch
Robert L. Solley Curator of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery

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