RAW AND REFINED
Late abstract expressionist painter Lee Krasner takes center stage at Paul Kasmin in New York.
This season, the gallery showcases Krasner’s iconic Umber Paintings, a series of 24 paintings created between 1960 and 1962, following the sudden death of her husband, legendary artist Jackson Pollock. Working at night as a result of insomnia and under artificial light, Krasner composed abstract forms featuring explosive brushwork and a nuanced palette of umber, cream and white. The psychologically evocative works convey a distinctive rawness and intensity that was unprecedented in Krasner’s paintings. In her own words: “My painting is so biographical, if anyone can take the trouble to read it.”
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