Helen Frankenthaler’s stain painting Wisdom has the feel of a watercolor. Frankenthaler actually employed acrylic to stain the canvas. The uneven tones of color are subtle, offering the eye a surprising topography. WisdomHelen Frankenthaler(New York, New York, 1928–2011, Darien, Connecticut)Acrylic on canvas94 in. x 112 in. (238.76 cm x 284.48 cm)Gift of the Mary S. and Louis S. Myers Family Collection in honor of Mrs. Galen Roush1978.39
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