Helen Frankenthaler Famous Quotes & Sayings

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26 Helen Frankenthaler Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: What has made it work, or what makes certain paintings successful or not, has to What has made it work, or what makes certain paintings successful or not, has to do with my being a painter and a thinking, feeling person, more than my sex, color, height, origin.
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Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: A picture that is beautiful, or that comes off, or that works, looks as if A picture that is beautiful, or that comes off, or that works, looks as if it was all made at one stroke.
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Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: I follow the rules until I go against them all. I follow the rules until I go against them all.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: One really beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronised with your head and heart, and you One really beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronised with your head and heart, and you have it. It looks as if it were born in a minute.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: A really good picture looks as if it's happened at once. It's an immediate image. A really good picture looks as if it's happened at once. It's an immediate image.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: What concerns me when I work, is not whether the picture is a landscape, or What concerns me when I work, is not whether the picture is a landscape, or whether it's pastoral, or whether somebody will see a sunset in it. What concerns me is - did I make a beautiful picture?
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: Every canvas is a journey all its own. Every canvas is a journey all its own.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: I had the landscape in my arms as I painted it. I had the landscape I had the landscape in my arms as I painted it. I had the landscape in my mind and shoulder and wrist.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked, or if it We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked, or if it didn't, and wonder what was effective in it, in terms of paint, the subject matter, the size, the drawing.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: The question of sex will take care of itself. The question of sex will take care of itself.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: I don't resent being a female painter. I don't exploit it. I paint. I don't resent being a female painter. I don't exploit it. I paint.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness of learning Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness of learning a new method: the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: There are many accidents that are nothing but accidents-and forget it. But there are some There are many accidents that are nothing but accidents-and forget it. But there are some that were brought about only because you are the person you are ... you have the wherewithal, intelligence, and energy to recognize it and do something with it.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: Every so often every artist feels, 'I'll never paint again. The muse has gone out Every so often every artist feels, 'I'll never paint again. The muse has gone out the window.' In 1985, I hardly painted at all for three months, and it was agonizing. I looked at reproductions. I stared at Matisse. I stared at the Old Masters. I stared at the Quattrocento. And I thought to myself - Don't push it! If you try too hard to get at something, you almost push it away.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: Art has a will of its own. It has nothing to do with the taste Art has a will of its own. It has nothing to do with the taste of the moment or what's expected of you. That's a formula for dead art, or fashionable art.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: I've explored a variety of directions and themes over the years. But I think in I've explored a variety of directions and themes over the years. But I think in my painting you can see the signature of one artist, the work of one wrist.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: There are no rules. Let the picture lead you where it must go. There are no rules. Let the picture lead you where it must go.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: You have to know how to use the accident, how to recognise it, how to You have to know how to use the accident, how to recognise it, how to control it, and ways to eliminate it so that the whole surface looks felt and born all at once.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: I have always been concerned with painting that simultaneously insists on a flat surface and I have always been concerned with painting that simultaneously insists on a flat surface and then denies it.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: The price for living the life I have for any serious, devoted person, is that The price for living the life I have
for any serious, devoted person, is that at times one must live alone, or feel alone. I think loneliness is associated in many people's minds when they think about success.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: I don't start with a color order, but find the colors as I go. I don't start with a color order, but find the colors as I go.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: In relations with people, as in art, if you always stick to style, manners, and In relations with people, as in art, if you always stick to style, manners, and what will work, and you're never caught off guard, then some beautiful experiences never happen.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: I'd rather risk an ugly surprise than rely on things I know I can do. I'd rather risk an ugly surprise than rely on things I know I can do.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: I wanted things that I couldn't at times articulate. I wanted things that I couldn't at times articulate.
Helen Frankenthaler Sayings: The landscapes were in my arms as I did it. The landscapes were in my arms as I did it.